COL FB: Michigan 34, Ball State 26

Nov. 4, 2006 at 6:17 PM
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ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- After a huge scare Saturday afternoon at home, second-ranked Michigan escaped with a 34-26 victory against Ball State.

The Wolverines needed to make a goal line stand in the final minute to earn the win.

Ball State, which trailed by eight points with 6:13 remaining, marched from its own 13 to the Michigan eight, but failed to score after running seven plays inside the Wolverines' 10-yard line.

Quarterback Nate Davis threw for 250 yards and one touchdown; Dante Love caught a scoring pass on six receptions for 107 yards; while Larry Bostic ran for a score with 8:45 left for the game's final score as the Cardinals dropped to 3-7 overall (3-3 MAC West).

For Michigan (10-0, 6-0 Big Ten), Mike Hart ran for 154 yards and one touchdown; Brandon Minor added 108 yards and a score; Chad Henne passed for 155 yards and one touchdown; while Carson Butler caught a touchdown pass.

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