Ball State beats No. 19 San Jose State 34-13 in Arizona Bowl
19 San Jose State 34-13 in the Arizona Bowl on Thursday. “We knew were granted an opportunity to do something special here,” Ball State safety Bryce Cosby said. We had to do everything a little different and I’m just proud of these guys.”San Jose State (7-1, No. Plitt's 48-yard TD pass to Yo'Heinz Tyler made it 33-0 before San Jose State finally scored on Charlie Bostic's 99-yard kickoff return. San Jose State will have to replace several seniors on offense, but most of the defensive starters are juniors or younger.
Ball State contains Patterson, tops Buffalo 38-28 to win MAC
The game turned when Ball State scored three touchdowns in the final 5:55 of the first half to take a 35-21 lead. That year, the Bulls knocked off an undefeated and nationally ranked Ball State team for the championship. “I made sure our guys knew that we were underdogs," Ball State coach Mike Neu said. That left Buffalo trailing for the first time all season, and Ball State wasn't done. Their running game wasn't consistently explosive, and it took too long for their defense to slow down Ball State.