Keith Wenning threw for 299 yards and four touchdowns and Horactio Banks had 11 carries for 143 yards and a score to help Ball State beat Central Michigan 44-24 on Wednesday night.
The Cardinals (9-1, 6-0 Mid-American Conference) have won seven straight since falling at North Texas on Sept. 14. They are at No. 22 Northern Illinois (9-0, 5-0) next Wednesday night in a key West Division game and will close the regular season at home against Miami of Ohio on Nov. 19.
Ball State has won 11 consecutive conference games, one shy of the school record set in 1977-78.
Wenning completed 20 of 29 passes without an interception. Cooper Rush was 20 of 32 for 284 yards and a touchdown for Central Michigan (3-6, 2-3). He also ran for a score.
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