CLEMSON, South Carolina (Ticker) -- Yusef Kelly rushed for 99 yards and a score as Clemson used another balanced attack to defeat Ball State, 30-7, in the second meeting between the schools.
Kelly found the end zone from one yard in the second quarter for Clemson (3-1), which scored the final 30 points en route to its third straight win.
The Tigers totaled 203 yards rushing and 209 passing. Willie Simmons completed 17-of-25 passes for 188 yards with an interception, finding J.J. McKelvey 10 times for 123 yards and a touchdown.
In last week's 24-19 victory over Atlantic Coast Conference rival Georgia Tech, Clemson had 195 yards rushing and 176 passing.
Marcus Merriweather had 96 yards rushing for Ball State (1-2), which was coming off a 23-21 win over Indiana State.
The Tigers won the only other meeting between the schools, 24-10 at Death Valley in 1992.
Ball State opened the scoring on Talmadge Hill's three-yard toss to Ryan Haraj. The play capped a 77-yard drive, but the Cardinals netted only 143 yards the rest of the day.
Kelly scored 3:19 into the second quarter and Aaron Hunt gave Clemson the lead for good, 10-7, with a 24-yard field goal 6:01 before halftime. Derrick Hamilton added a nine-yard run with 80 seconds left in the half.
Simmons found McKelvey from nine yards 1:50 into the second half and Charlie Whitehurst capped the scoring 81 seconds into the final period with a one-yard run.