Gus Ragland threw three touchdown passes and Miami (Ohio) controlled Ball State from the outset to hand the Cardinals their ninth straight loss in a 28-7 contest that served as the season finale for both teams Tuesday night.
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Tyree Jackson connected with Anthony Johnson for four touchdowns, including three in the first half, and Buffalo breezed to a 40-24 victory over Ball State on Thursday night.
Marcus Childers threw a career-high four touchdown passes and Jackson Abresch scored twice on blocked punts to help Northern Illinois beat Ball State 63-17 on Thursday night.
Brogan Roback threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns and Eastern Michigan beat Ball State 56-14 on Thursday night for its first Mid-American Conference victory of the season.
Diontae Johnson made four catches for a career-high 170 yards and two touchdowns, and returned a punt 87 yards for a score to help Toledo cruise past Ball State 58-17 on Thursday night.
Shane Morris and Corey Willis connected for three touchdowns and Central Michigan beat Ball State 56-9 on Saturday.
Thomas Woodson tossed two touchdown passes and John Lako returned an interception 35 yards for a score as Akron cruised past Ball State 31-3 on Saturday.
Obbie Jackson returned a fumble 21 yards for a touchdown on the opening kickoff and Western Michigan never looked back in a 55-3 romp over Ball State on Saturday night.
Jakairi Moses ran for a 5-yard touchdown with 1:38 to go and Joe Brown returned an interception for a 34-yard score 25 seconds later to ensure Western Kentucky's 33-21 victory over Ball State on Saturday night.
Riley Neal threw for 238 yards and three touchdowns to help lead Ball State to a 28-13 win over Tennessee Tech on Saturday.
Malik Dunner returned a kickoff for a 93-yard touchdown and Ball State scored 20 unanswered points in the second half for a 51-31 victory over UAB on Saturday.
Jamal Milan blocked Morgan Hagee's 54-yard field goal attempt as time expired, and Illinois opened its second season under coach Lovie Smith with a 24-21 victory over Ball State on Saturday.
Wide receiver Damon Hazelton is transferring from Ball State to Virginia Tech but will not be eligible to play for the Hokies until the 20178 season.