November 13, 2014

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) Blake Frohnapfel passed for 424 yards, 239 to Tajae Sharpe and Massachusetts picked off two passes in the fourth quarter to hold off Ball State 24-10 on Wednesday night.

Sharpe matched the school record of 13 receptions for the third time this season for a career-high in yardage as the Minutemen (3-7, 3-3 Mid-American Conference) held on in their first-ever mid-week home game.

The Cardinals (3-7, 2-4) were only down a touchdown when Trey Seals picked off Jack Milas. That led to a 7-yard scoring run by Elgin Long out of a wildcat formation for a 24-10 lead with 5:40 to play. Frohnapfel, who completed 28 of 44 passes, left the game earlier in the fourth quarter with a leg injury. Randall Jette's interception sealed the win.

Sharpe went over 1,000 yards for the season (1,204) on 75 catches, third in school history, and 2,000 (2,015) for his career.

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