After back-to-back losses to start Mid-American Conference play, Ball State (3-3) is looking to get back on track at Buffalo (1-4) this weekend.
Hepp finished the game with three catches and 54 receiving yards, a career high. More importantly, he showed he's capable of stepping up when needed for a thin Ball State receiver group.
After a two-interception day for sophomore Riley Neal on Saturday, you might've been wondering if head coach Mike Neu would consider a change at the quarterback position.
Neal's second interception ended the comeback attempt, as Central Michigan ran the clock out on a 24-21 win over Ball State (3-3, 0-2 MAC).
Quarter updates from Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, Mich. as Ball State (3-2) takes on Mid-American Conference opponent Central Michigan (3-2) on Oct. 8.
When Mike Neu and John Bonamego shake hands before the game on Saturday, it won't be the first meeting between the two. It'll be more like a reunion.
Former Ball State fullback Geoff Donner filed a class-action lawsuit against the Mid-American Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association earlier this week. Donner played for the Cardinals from 1993-95 and also alleges that he tried to sit out a practice to recover from a concussion, only to be threatened with having his scholarship pulled if he didn't participate.
Rush, a four-year starter, is the active FBS leader in passing with 10,891 career yards and carries a 3.86 grade point average as an actuarial science major.
Next on the schedule is a road trip to Central Michigan, who comes in at 3-2 (0-1 MAC). The Chippewas lost to Western Michigan last week, but are one of the most talented teams in the league.
The Cardinals need three wins in the final seven games to attain bowl eligibility for the first time in the last three seasons.
The Ball State Cardinals had never lost a game in which running back James Gilbert had scored at least two touchdowns.
Golladay hauled in 13 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns — including the game-winning score with 11:14 left — as Northern Illinois held on for a 31-24 road win on Saturday.
Quarter updates from Scheumann Stadium as Ball State (3-1) takes on Mid-American Conference rival Northern Illinois (0-4) Oct. 1.
The Huskies have beaten the Cardinals seven straight times dating back to 2009 and lead the all-time series 21-20-2.
The Cardinals are coming off a 31-27 comeback over Florida Atlantic last week, while the Huskies late rally fell short in a 28-23 home loss to Western Illinois. Northern Illinois leads the all-time series 21-20-2, and has defeated Ball State seven straight times dating back to 2009.
After Ball State's 31-27 win over Florida Atlantic, the duo that connected for the Cardinals' first touchdown of the game was honored Sept. 28.