Redshirt sophomore quarter back Jack Milas runs the ball at the game on Sept. 23 against Western Kentucky. The Cardinals lost 21-33. Rebecca Slezak, DN

Football returns home with chip on shoulder

The Cardinals (1-2, 0-0 MAC) have come out on every side of the spectrum already in the first three weeks of the season. They blew out Central Connecticut State in their home opener, went toe-to-toe with No. 8 Notre Dame and took a lopsided loss at Indiana.

The Cardinals met the Hoosiers in Bloomington for the non-conference game Saturday, Sept. 15. The Cardinals went into the game positive, but came out defeated with a final score of 38-10. Ball State will welcome Western Kentucky to Scheumann Stadium on the 22nd.

Defense struggles to stop hot Hoosier offense in 38-10 loss

From North to South, Ball State Football (1-2, 0-0 MAC) has been all over the state in this early season. This weekend, the Cardinals were in Bloomington to take on Indiana (3-0, 0-0 Big 10) in their ninth all time matchup. After a stalemate first quarter, the Hoosiers would come out running to take the game 38-10.

Ball State and Notre Dame's football teams met for the first time in history on Sept. 8, 2018, at Notre Dame Stadium. The Cardinals held their own, but lost 16-24.

Cardinals new defensive unit continues to prove successful

Ball State Football faced a heavy task today in taking on No. 8 Notre Dame. Not only was this the first time both teams have met, but this is the first time in three season that the Cardinals have faced a ranked opponent. While the score may have not favored the Cardinals, the team was able to limit one of the top offenses in college football for the majority of the game.

Ball State head coach Mike Neu walks down the sideline during the game against the University of Illinois on Sept. 2, 2017. Ball State lost to Illinois 24-21, bringing the Cardinals to 0-1 on the season.

Head coach Mike Neu revisits childhood as Cardinals prepare to take on Irish

It has been booming through the speakers at Scheumann Stadium all week at practice. It can be heard down the halls and throughout the building from the weight room. The melody is engraved in the minds of Ball State Football players leading up to their Saturday showdown with Notre Dame. It’s “Victory March,” the fight song of the Fighting Irish.

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