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Delta (7-4, 52 Hoosier Heritage) was shutout by Marion (11-0, 7-0 North Central) 37-0 at Delta. The Eagles couldn't turn red zone turnovers in to points in Da sCoop's High School Game of the Week on Oct. 19.
In its first non-weekend game of the season since throttling Central Connecticut State in late August, Ball State Football broke down defensively as Ohio blew past the Cardinals, 52-14. What looked to be like a close game in the first quarter, as the Cardinals walked off the field with a 7-0 lead, proved otherwise.
Ohio (5-3, 3-1 MAC) outrushed Ball State (3-6, 2-3 MAC) 411-80 Thursday in a game that was never in question from the start of the second quarter.
One play, 12 seconds. That’s all Ball State redshirt freshman running back Will Jones needed.
In what head coach Mike Neu described as "a disappointing day", Ball State Football suffered its fifth loss of the season to a conference dark horse in Eastern Michigan, 42-20. Through 60 minutes of play, the Eagles capitalized on cracks in the foundation of the Cardinals play.
Eastern Michigan (4-4, 2-3 MAC) came into Scheumann Stadium and put an end to Ball State’s (3-5, 2-2 MAC) Homecoming celebration, defeating the Cardinals 42-20.
New Castle (6-2, 5-1 Hoosier Heritage) lost to Greenwood (0-8, 0-6 Hoosier Heritage) 35-34 at New Castle. A missed PAT in overtime was the deciding factor in Da sCoop's High School Game of the Week on Oct. 19.
Scheumann Stadium seats 22,500 fans. Ball State has seen “The Scheu” fill up to just north of 70 percent (15,873) during Family Weekend. In the Cardinals’ other three home games this year, the average attendance comes out to less than 9,000.
After being down by as much as 13 points to Central Michigan, Ball State Football roared back in the fourth quarter to escape with a narrow 24-23 victory over the Chippewas.
Ball State Football (3-4, 2-1 MAC) found it rough sailing in the first half against Central Michigan (1-6, 0-3 MAC). The Cardinals found their groove in the second half, and a field goal would end up being the decider.
Ball State Football (2-4, 1-1 MAC) hasn’t left the state of Indiana through the first six weeks of the 2018 season. That changes Saturday when the Cardinals travel to Central Michigan (1-5, 0-2 MAC).
Ball State students had an extended weekend for fall break, but Cardinal athletics were in full effect. In case you missed any sporting events, here’s a weekend recap.
For the second time in the last three weeks, the game fell in the hands of a desperation pass from redshirt junior quarterback Riley Neal as time expired. Much like the final play against Western Kentucky, the ball was deflected in the end zone, and Northern Illinois (3-3, 3-0 MAC) brought the Bronze Stalk Trophy home to DeKalb, Illinois, a 10th consecutive year after taking down Ball State (2-4, 1-1 MAC), 24-16.
Ball State Football (2-4, 1-1 MAC) battled hard but it wasn’t enough as Northern Illinois (3-3, 2-0 MAC) comes out on top, 24-16.
Delta (6-2, 5-1 Hoosier Heritage) scored 31 unanswered points in the second half to take down Greenfield-Central (0-8, 0-6 Hoosier Heritage) 45-14 at Delta in Da sCoop's High School Game of the Week on Oct. 5.
The Bronze Stalk Trophy hasn’t resided in Muncie since 2008. When Northern Illinois (2-3, 2-0 MAC) visits Scheumann Stadium Saturday to play Ball State (2-3, 1-0 MAC), the Cardinals will be looking to bring it home.
Markice Hurt Jr. knows you’ve probably never heard of him.
Ball State Football head coach Mike Neu preached all week long that conference play is a new season. After going 1-3 during the non-conference portion of the schedule, Neu said it’s time to forget about the past and focus on getting to 1-0 at the end of each week.
Mid-American Conference play is underway. Ball State (2-3, 1-0 MAC) took down Kent State (1-4, 0-1 MAC) 52-24 behind the Cardinals’ hot start on offense.