Davis' first TD grab . . .
Davis' second TD was the highlight of the night. From the 35-yard line, Terrell found Davis in the right corner of the end zone and the standout receiver reached over his defender to pull it in for the 28-7 lead.
Other Broncos also showed out during the victory as Darius Phillips showcased to the nation just how talented the Broncos are on the very first series. The DB was in man coverage and took a ball away from a Ball State receiver, running 75 yards down the left sideline for his third interception return of the season. It was Phillips' fifth non-offensive TD of the year.
After Ball State answered to tie the game at 7-7, Jarvion Franklin made his presence known. First he shook off a tackle to get six yards on a pass. He then flashed his speed as he ran up the middle untouched for 23 yards to make the game 14-7. He later ran one in from a few yards out to make it 42-10.
The WMU defense held when it needed to as it recorded three takeaways in the first half and stopped Ball State on both of its fourth down conversion attempts. Along with Phillips' interception, Justin Ferguson also picked off a pass, while Asantay Brown forced and recovered a fumble just before halftime. David Curle contributed on special teams as he recorded a block on the Cardinals' 44-yard field goal attempt.
Butch Hampton drilled a 23-yard field goal for WMU in the fourth quarter. Reserve quarterback Tom Flacco ripped off a career-high 55-yard keeper, setting up a 1-yard touchdown by Fabian Johnson. Ball State managed its second TD of the game with 45 seconds remaining.
Junior Jack Milas stepped in at quarterback for the Cardinals against WMU, replacing injured sophomore Riley Neal. It was Milas’ first action of the campaign. He completed 20 of 38 for 199 yards with one TD and two interceptions. Sophomore running back James Gilbert, who leads all MAC rushers, picked up 155 yards on 29 trips against the Broncos. He has eclipsed 100 yards six times in 10 games, including the last five contests.
Western Michigan will be featured on another Tuesday night, next week on Nov. 8 it heads to Kent, Ohio, to take on Kent State (7:30 p.m. ET) . Ball State hosts Eastern Michigan the same night (7:30 p.m. ET)