Keith Wenning threw for two touchdowns and Jahwan Edwards ran for three more as Ball State defeated Virginia 48-27 on Saturday.
Wenning also ran for a score as Ball State (5-1) shredded a Virginia defense that came in allowing only 299 yards per game. The Cardinals finished with 506 yards.
Wenning had TD passes of 11 yards to Willie Snead in the second quarter and 72 yards to Jordan Williams - a fourth-quarter back-breaker that put the Cardinals up 41-27 and sent many in the crowd of 38,228 scurrying for the exits.
Edwards' 17-yard TD run sealed it. He also had scoring runs of 3 and 32 yards.
Virginia (2-3) came in looking for more offense after an abysmal showing in last week's 14-3 loss to Pittsburgh, and they got it. The Cavaliers looked explosive at times as they compiled 459 yards, but they were done in by missed opportunities on overthrown passes in the first half and costly turnovers and penalties in the second.
Quarterback David Watford was 21 of 36 for 209 yards for Vi...