If it didn't get tipped, KeVonn Mabon thinks it would've gone for a touchdown. With 11 minutes left in the second quarter of Saturday's loss to Indiana, Mabon ran an out-breaking route with the defender playing inside of him.
The former Ball State receiver caught nine balls for 172 yards and a touchdown for the New Orleans Saints in a Week 1 loss to the Oakland Raiders.
Ball State (1-1) will look to rebound from that loss in their home opener against Eastern Kentucky Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. The Colonels beat the University of Pikesville last weekend after suffering a 45-24 loss at Purdue in Week 1.
The Cardinals' defense is finally giving them a chance. Slow starts on offense the past two games have put them in a lot of tough spots, but head coach Mike Neu has been proud of that group's ability to combat short field.
The Hoosiers scored 10 points in the final five minutes of the half for a 20-0 lead, and went on to defeat the Cardinals 30-20 at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 10.
When Ball State and Indiana line up on the gridiron, players might feel like they’re looking in a mirror.
On Saturday, Willis will travel to Bloomington to do battle with the team that let him walk after high school.
The Cardinals rushed for 325 yards — most for a Ball State team since 2012 — and four scores in a 31-21 win over Georgia State Sept. 3. Staying true to its running back by committee approach, three different backs carried the ball and scored a touchdown in the season opener.
Labor Day weekend meant long road trips for Ball State athletics. Football went down to Georgia and beat Georgia State 31-21 in its season opener. Cross country finished third in the Butler Open in Carmel. Field hockey split its games in Louisville, soccer dropped two games in its California road trip and women's volleyball fell to 0-7 on the season.
Ball State head football coach Mike Neu held his weekly press conference on Monday after the team started its season with a 31-21 victory over Georgia State.
Ball State couldn’t catch its breath. Four plays into the game, the offense that chose to receive the ball to start the game was running the wrong way, as Jerome Smith’s black No. 20 jersey trotted into the end zone following an interception and sent the lower level at the Georgia Dome into a frenzy. Three plays later, Riley Neal's third down pass was tipped at the line.
First Quarter Ball State got favorable field position after a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the kickoff.
Fifth-year senior linebacker Aaron Taylor is no stranger to the Georgia Dome turf. Before enrolling at Ball State, the Lawrenceville, Georgia, native played there as senior at Central Gwinnett High School.