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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