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David Polaski and sports editor Anthony Lombardi talk about Ball State's last game of the year against Eastern Michigan on Nov. 22, 2014.
When Nick Miles entered the Ball State football program as a freshman, he said it looked different than it does now. Sticking out in particular is how much closer the players are to one another.
All season long the Ball State football team has been plagued by fourth quarter woes.The team has struggled to put up points as well as stop opponents from scoring late in games.
Lembo's Language is a weekly article, where chief football reporter David Polaski dissects statements made by Ball State head football coach Pete Lembo in his press conference.
For the first time since 2010, the Ball State football team won’t be bowl eligible.Teams need a minimum of six wins to be bowl eligible.
Trailing Massachusetts 17-10 late in the fourth quarter, the Ball State football team’s defense was backed up in its red zone.
Halfway through the second quarter against Massachusetts, Ball State third string running back Teddy Williamson lined up in the backfield.
Slow starts have doomed the Ball State football team all season, and the trend continued against Massachusetts.The Cardinals fell behind 7-0 just 1:02 into the game and never recovered, falling 24-10 to the Minutemen on the road.Even more brutal for the team, the loss eliminates it from bowl contention. The loss drops Ball State to 3-7, and teams need a minimum of six wins to be bowl eligible. Ball State has just two games left.
At the end of the fourth quarter, Massachusetts defeated Ball State 24-10.
Just one week after losing its top corner, the Ball State football team will be asked to respond in a big way on the road against Massachusetts.
Lembo's Language is a weekly article in chief football reporter David Polaski dissects statements made by Ball State head football coach Pete Lembo in his press conference.
It's been said that a sign of a true champion is the ability to bounce back after a key loss, that's exactly what starting quarterback, Jack Milas, will look to do after throwing three interceptions against Ball State rival Northern Illinois last Wednesday.
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Early in the fourth quarter, Ball State trailed Northern Illinois 21-14. Backed up deep in his territory, Ball State quarterback Jack Milas tried to force a pass to his right, which was intercepted and returned for a touchdown. The touchdown would ultimately be the game-winning score in Northern Illinois’ 35-21 victory. “Offensively, we were very inconsistent with all of the turnovers,” Ball State head coach Pete Lembo said.1. There’s 13:06 left in the fourth quarter.
The defense for the Ball State football team has been dealt more than its fair share of injuries this season.
Ball State football kicker Scott Secor has been named a semifinalist for the 2014 Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicking Award, presented by the Orange Bowl.Secor is one of 20 kickers under consideration for the award, which takes its name after the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, who spent 21 seasons with the Cleveland Browns.Secor’s 21 field goals are tied for first in the nation, and his field goal percentage of .808 is third.Finalists will be announced on Nov.
The more Northern Illinois ran, the more exhausted Ball State’s defense became.During the Cardinals 35-21 loss to the Huskies, Northern Illinois amassed 283 rushing yards, most coming in the second half.With the rush defense growing weary, Ball State lost control of the game.“We played extremely well defensively until the very end, when we got worn down,” Ball State head coach Pete Lembo said.
Ball State football head coach Pete Lembo knew beating Northern Illinois wasn’t going to be easy.Less than four minutes in, Ball State already trailed 14-0. Missed tackles, bad coverage and a muffed kickoff put Ball State in a hole before players had a chance to catch their breath.