Ball State running back James Gilbert celebrates a touchdown against Northern Illinois on Oct. 1 at Scheumann Stadium. NIU defeated the Cardinals 31-24. Grace Ramey // DN

Ball State beats Buffalo behind Gilbert's big day

It didn’t really matter who was at quarterback in the second half for Ball State. As long as they could turn it around and hand it off to running back James Gilbert, they were OK. The sophomore ran 34 times for 264 yards and two touchdowns to lift Ball State (4-3, 1-2 MAC) to a 31-21 win at Buffalo (1-5, 0-2 MAC) on Saturday.

Ball State senior wide receiver Jordan Williams prepares for a tackle during the homecoming game against the University of Toledo on Oct. 3 at Scheumann Stadium. (Grace Ramey)

Former Ball State football player sues MAC, NCAA

Former Ball State fullback Geoff Donner filed a class-action lawsuit against the Mid-American Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association earlier this week. Donner played for the Cardinals from 1993-95 and also alleges that he tried to sit out a practice to recover from a concussion, only to be threatened with having his scholarship pulled if he didn't participate.