Senior defensive tackle Chris Crumb smacks the banner as he runs onto the field Oct. 19, 2019, at Scheumann Stadium. Ball State beat Toledo, 52-14. Jacob Musselman, DN
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Ball State Football’s 2019 in review

The college football season is over for fans of the cardinal and white, but they shouldn’t be hanging their heads. Ball State finished the 2019 season at 5-7 — the best record it has finished with in the Mike Neu era. To go along with wrapping up the season, here are some of the Cardinals’ top aspects of the year.


Junior running back Caleb Huntley gets tackled by Central Michigan players Nov.16, 2019, at Scheumann Stadium. Ball State lost to Central Michigan, 45-44. Rebecca Slezak, DN
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4 takeaways from Ball State’s road loss to Kent State

In the loss that made it officially ineligible for the postseason, Ball State struggled the entire game on defense, but particularly in the second half in the loss to Kent State. The Cardinals had several opportunities to capitalize on offense but were unable to when it mattered most. Here are four takeaways from the Cardinals’ 41-38 loss to the Golden Flashes.  




Junior outside linebacker Christian Albright (9) and redshirt junior inside linebacker Jay Thomas (6) line up against Toledo Oct. 19, 2019, at Scheumann Stadium. Ball State beat Toledo, 52-14. Jacob Musselman, DN
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Ball State Football ready for 3-game stretch, bowl game

With Ball State just two wins away from bowl eligibility and temperatures in Muncie nearing single digits this week at practice, redshirt junior quarterback Drew Plitt has the Bahamas on his mind. As good as it feels to have the team’s first bowl birth since 2013 in sight, Plitt said, players’ eyes can’t get too wide. 


Ball State junior cornerback Antonio Phillips and senior safety Ray Wilborn tackle Ohio quarterback Nathan Rourke during the Cardinals' game against the Bobcats Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Scheumann Stadium. Rourke had 130 rushing yards. Paige Grider, DN
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Phillips, Uzodinma expose friendly competition in interception battle

In Ball State’s season opener against Indiana at Lucas Oil Stadium, sophomore A.J. Uzodinma and junior Antonio Phillips came away with the team’s first two interceptions of the year. Eight weeks later, the Cardinals’ starting cornerbacks are in a battle for the top spot on the Mid-American Conference’s interception list.








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