Ball State rushing attack vs. Toledo run defenseBall State: Ball State's ground game is averaging over 230 yards per game and have 10 touchdowns. These numbers look even more impressive with big games against Texas A&M and a top defense in Northwestern. Running back Darian Green has had no trouble running behind Ball State's veteran offensive line.
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The Ball State running game has excelled this season, averaging over 230 yards per game through four games.Running the ball takes a team effort, but the Cardinals' attack has been ignited by two players. Head coach Pete Lembo does not "talk in absolutes or extremes," but said it all starts with two players.
After the Ball State football team missed several opportunities on offense throughout the first half, Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson gave Ball State another chance with a fumble right before halftime.
Following his performance against the No. 17 team in the country, Ball State linebacker Ben Ingle has been named the Mid-American Conference West Division Co-Defensive Player of the Week.
On the surface, Ball State's 24-19 loss at No. 17 Northwestern seems like a win.The Wildcats were a clear favorite in the game, and many people probably picked the Cardinals to get blown out.
Coming into Ball State's road contest with No. 17 Northwestern, it looked as if the Cardinals' offense would be in for a long night.Ball State controlled most of the first half, however, and the offense gained 359 yards — 181 on the ground — against the nation's No. 10-ranked defense in a 24-19 loss.
Ball State moved the ball on offense against No. 17 Northwestern's nationally-ranked defense, but missed opportunities cost the Cardinals in a 24-19 loss on the road.
The Cardinals elected to receive the ball to open the game against Northwestern.
The Ball State football team will face a stiff test on the road against Northwestern, as it will battle with the No. 10 defense in the country in Evanston, Ill.Through three games, Northwestern has allowed just 16 points and is allowing 235 yards per game during a 3-0 start. The Wildcats held Stanford to six points and Duke to 10 points last week.
After two subpar showings against Virginia Military Institute and Texas A&M, the Ball State defense improved significantly in its week three win.
Ball State alum and rookie cornerback Eric Patterson played in his first NFL game for the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 21.The 2014 graduate began his professional career by earning a spot on the Colts’ practice squad. He was promoted to the 53-man roster after rookie cornerback D’Joun Smith was placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list on Sept. 18.
A second week of NFL play brought a second big milestone for a former Ball State football player. Former receiver Willie Snead caught his first NFL touchdown for the Saints, while cornerback Eric Patterson was promoted to the Colts' active roster.
In a situation similar to last year, Ball State's backup quarterback has provided a needed spark to the offense.Trailing 17-0 to Eastern Michigan, freshman Riley Neal entered the game for Jack Milas. Neal finished the game 24-28 for 194 yards and a touchdown and added 93 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Freshman Riley Neal got the Ball State offense going, and the Cardinals used a run-heavy attack to earn a come-from-behind 28-17 victory Sept. 19 at Eastern Michigan.
Gilbert managed to punch it in for the Cardinals from 5 yards out bringing an end to the 20 play, 85 yard 9:49 second drive.
Ball State will travel to Eastern Michigan Sept. 19 to kick off the first game of conference play.Eastern Michigan is coming off a dominating 48-29 win over Wyoming while Ball State is trying to move past its lopsided loss against Texas A&M.During Eastern Michigan's game against Wyoming, starting quarterback Brogan Roback went down with an injury. Back-up Reginald Bell immediately stepped up in a big way throwing 12-18 for 117 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.Head coach Pete Lembo is impressed with what he saw and thinks it will be a difficult match, nonetheless.“I think [Bell] did a great job running their offense last week,” Lembo said.
Coming into the season, the Ball State football team had its quarterback position secured by redshirt sophomore Jack Milas.
In the midst of a 1-1 start to the season, one glaring issue has stood out for the Ball State football team. It hasn't been able to stop the pass.
Ball State and Indiana haven't laced it up against each other on a football field since 2012.Beginning next season, the Cardinals and Hoosiers will meet four times over the next five years. Ball State will travel to Bloomington in 2018 and 2020, and the teams will meet at Lucas Oil Stadium in 2019.
Indiana University has finalized its non-conference football schedule through 2023, and that will include three meetings with Ball State.