Edwards gave Ball State a homecoming victory with a 15-yard run during overtime. Edwards’ first touchdown was an 11-yard run in the first quarter. He later scored on a 23-yard run. Edwards finished with 23 carries for 138 yards.
Steven Schott made a field goal for Ball State (4-3, 2-2 Mid-American Conference). Jamill Smith caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Keith Wenning to put the Cardinals in front 24-21 late in the fourth quarter. Wenning was 27 of 43 for 265 yards.
The game went into overtime after Andrew Haldeman made a 52-yard field goal for Western Michigan (3-4, 1-2 Mid-American Conference) with 0.5 seconds remaining.