BEAVER FALLS — MJ Devonshire made the most of his opportunities from his cornerback position against Beaver Falls. The senior made a picture-perfect tackle on a sweep in the first half resulting in a loss of four, and picked off quarterback Dayln Brickner in the second quarter.
Devonshire tipped the ball while surrounded by a crowd and extended up to secure the interception. He was hit on the way down and stayed down for a few tense moments after the play.
It took a minute, but he hopped up and sprinted off the field. He appeared just to have had the wind knocked out of him.
**One of the better things Beaver Falls did all night was not punt the ball to Devonshire. The Tigers punted five teams — four of which while Devonshire was returning punts — resulting in one yard.
Three of the punts were downed by Beaver Falls’ players and the fourth was caught by Devonshire who was tackled immediately.
**The recruiting coordinator at Ball State is doing something right. Quips receiver and Cardinals commit Will Gipson caught three passes for 85 yards and a touchdown in the win. Gipson ran by two defenders and was hit in stride by quarterback Eli Kosanovich for an easy touchdown.
Fellow Ball State commit Solavauhn Moreland was a force on the defensive line. The senior racked up nine tackles (most for no gain or a loss on the play) as the Beaver Falls option and sweep game was neutralized by Moreland almost by himself.
**Deoveon Crute (Buffalo, Ohio, Duquesne) caught two passes for 90 yards and a touchdown in the win.