Since 1926, the Ball State football team has gone 53-32-2 in 87 Homecoming games. In 1943, the team did not play any games, due to World War II.

Indiana State has been Ball State’s most common Homecoming opponent, with the Cardinals leading the all-time Homecoming series at 9-3-1.

The Cardinals’ longest homecoming winning streak is seven (1992-1998), while their longest losing streak stands at four (2003-2006).

Most Common Homecoming Opponents (Records)

Indiana State – 12 times (9-3-1)

Eastern Michigan – 7 times (5-2)

Kent State – 5 times (4-1)

Western Michigan – 5 times (1-4)

Longest win streak: 7 (1992-1998)

Longest losing streak: 4 (2003-2006)

Last 5 Homecoming games

2009 – Toledo 42, Ball State 0

2010 – W. Michigan 45, Ball State 16

2011 – Temple 42, Ball State 0

2012 - Ball State 30, W. Michigan 24 (OT)

2013 – Ball State 27, Kent State 24

Biggest win differential: 58 (65-7) vs. Butler

Oct. 21, 1967

Biggest loss differential: 75 (81-6) vs. Notre Dame

Nov. 9, 1929

Only one Homecoming game has gone into overtime, a 30-24 Ball State win over Western Michigan in 2012.

Ball State enters Saturday on a two-game Homecoming win streak, with a 27-24 victory over Kent State last year and the win over Western Michigan in 2012.