For the first time in its history, Ball State is a perfect 10.
Nate Davis threw for a touchdown and ran for another in a quick-strike offense, and the 14th-ranked Cardinals stayed unbeaten by wearing down the Miami RedHawks for a 31-16 victory last night at Oxford, Ohio.
Ball State improved to 10-0 for the first time, with six of the wins in the Mid-American Conference. The Cardinals matched their school record for victories - they went 10-1 in 1978. Their only perfect season came in 1949, when they won all eight games.
Miami (2-8, 1-5) hasn't beaten a ranked team since Nov. 4, 2003.
Weis to call plays
Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis
said he will call the plays on offense against Navy Saturday. Weis said he is taking over the duty for at least one game because offensive coordinator Mike Haywood
will miss some practices this week to attend the funeral of a family member. The change comes after the Irish lost, 17-0, to Boston College, with Jimmy Clausen
throwing four interceptions. Notre Dame is 5-4, but Weis insisted he is the man to lead the Fighting Irish out of their latest rut. "I'm confident that the program is going to go where we all want it to go," he said . . . Southern Arkansas coach Steve Quinn
has been fired. The Muleriders ended the season 2-8 and were 39-47 during Quinn's tenure . . . Nebraska senior linebacker Cody Glenn
has been suspended indefinitely from the team for violating team rules . . . Southern California redshirt freshman tailback Broderick Green
said he is leaving the program to return to Little Rock, Ark., to be with his ailing grandmother.
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