Davis’ big night sends No. 17 Broncos past Ball State, 52-20

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MUNCIE, IN - NOVEMBER 01: Head coach P.J. Fleck of the Western Michigan Broncos is seen during the game against the Ball State Cardinals at Scheumann Stadium on November 1, 2016 in Muncie, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)


MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Corey Davis caught 12 passes for a conference-record 272 yards with three touchdowns Tuesday night to help No. 17 Western Michigan rout Ball State 52-20.

The Broncos (9-0, 5-0 Mid-American Conference, No. 23 CFP) won their 11th straight game, the longest streak in school history. The previous record of 10 had stood since 1941.

Broncos quarterback Zach Terrell went 23 of 34 for 367 yards, with Davis getting open all night and made the big plays look routine.

Ball State (4-5, 1-4) never had a chance.

The Cardinals played without injured starting quarterback Riley Neal. His replacement, Jack Milas, went 20 of 38 for 197 yards with one touchdown. But he also threw two interceptions in the first half, one of which was returned by Darius Phillips 75 yards for his third score off an interception this season.

Ball State’s James Gilbert had 29 carries for 155 yards, his fifth straight 100-yard game.

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