The losing stops here: EMU 41, Ball State 38 (OT)
I’ll have a full recap tomorrow, but for now, let’s just say, “Whew!”
The streak is dead at 18. Not a school record. Not even close to an NCAA record. Never even the longest active streak. And with an FCS team (Howard) coming in next season, it’s unlikely that we’ll see another such streak any time soon. The game ball has got to go to Alex Gillett, who registered 225 yards and 3 touchdowns passing, and piled on another 189 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Gillett’s 414 total yards was more than the entire Ball State team, and but for a few key mistakes this could have been a blowout EMU win.
But we’ll save the dissection for tomorrow. For tonight, let’s just savor this win!