TOLEDO, Ohio — Jahwan Edwards scored untouched on a 15-yard run around left end with 1:43 left to propel Ball State to a 34-27 victory over No. 23 Toledo on Tuesday night, ending the Rockets' eight-game winning streak.
Edwards' run capped an 86-yard drive after Ball State's beleaguered defense had stopped the Rockets (8-2, 5-1 Mid-American Conference) a yard short on David Fluellen's run on fourth-and-2 at the Cardinals 15.
Keith Wenning completed 29 of 42 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns, but was intercepted three times for Ball State (7-3, 4-2).
Fluellen ran for at least 200 yards for the third game this season, carrying 34 times for 200 yards and a touchdown. Toledo jumped into the Top 25 this week for the first time since 2001.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly isn't interested in stepping in to the debate over which teams should play in the national title game.
Kelly says the main reason is because he doesn't think lobbying will help the fourth-ranked Fighting Irish (9-0), saying if he did believe it would help he could talk all day. He says the only thing that will help is if Notre Dame is winning, so that is what he is focused on.
The Irish sit fourth in the BCS standings, behind Alabama, Kansas State and Oregon.
Kelly says another reason why he doesn't talk about it is he wants his team to maintain its one-game-at-a-time attitude that has the Irish off to their best start since 1993 heading into Saturday's game against Boston College.