A 2012 campaign that led to a 9-4 overall record, paired with an appearance in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, has led to some new recognition for the Ball State football team. Three Cardinals have been named to national award preseason watch lists. Keith Wenning, senior quarter back, is on the Maxwell Award watch list — the award given to the nation’s most outstanding player each year. Jamill Smith, senior wide receiver, is featured on the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award — given to the nation’s most versatile player each season. Zane Fakes has been named to the preseason watch list for the John Mackey Award — given to the nation’s most outstanding tight end.