Senior tight end Dylan Curry jumps to catch the ball in the end zone during the football game against Georgia State on Oct. 17 at Scheumann Stadium. DN PHOTO ALAINA JAYE HALSEY

Ball State's offense production woes continue

Since the Homecoming game against Toledo, Ball State's offense has slowed down its production. During that timeframe, the team has dropped four games and has struggled moving the ball in its sole win over the University of Massachusetts on Halloween day.

Ball State quarterback Riley Neal and his sister, Rhyen, pose for a photo following a Yorktown volleyball match at Wapahani. Rhyen and the Tigers play in the 3A state championship Saturday at Worthen Arena. The pair share a funny, competitive relationship at home. PHOTO PROVIDED BY RHYEN NEAL

Yorktown state volleyball run highlights siblings' competitive relationship

Ball State fans are used to watching their quarterback, Riley Neal, on Saturday afternoons at Scheumann Stadium. Whether he’s breaking freshman passing records or carving up defenses with his feet, Neal has quickly become a fan favorite. But this Saturday, the Cardinal faithful have a chance to see another member of the Neal family shine in a different sport.

Freshman quarterback Riley Neal looks for an open teammate during the game against the University of Massachusetts on Oct. 31 at Scheumann Stadium. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY

Ball State football loses by 47 against Western Michigan

Ball State officially lost postseason bowl eligibility after suffering a 54-7 loss to Western Michigan on Thursday. It's the second consecutive season that the Cardinals won't compete in the postseason. The Broncos gained 711 yards on the Cardinals, including 300-plus yard performances through the air and on the ground.

Sophomore running back Darian Green completes a pass on Saturday Oct. 31 at the Ball State vs. University of Massachusetts game. DN PHOTO ALLISON COFFIN

Ball State snaps losing streak, defeats UMass on Halloween

Halloween's 24-10 win over the University of Massachusetts gave Ball State its most complete game since September’s loss at Northwestern. The offense put together a combination of production through the air and on the ground, while the defense held the opposition to just 10 points.

Members of the football team celebrate watching a teammate get a touchdown during the game against Central Michigan on Oct. 24 at Scheumann Stadium. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY

Ball State looks for win against Sharpe, UMass

On Halloween, the Ball State Cardinals will face off against a wide receiver with a proven history against them. University of Massachusetts senior wide receiver Tajae Sharpe had a career day against Ball State last season, hauling in 13 grabs for 239 yards.

Colts rookie Jonathan Newsome was "more than just a number" at Ball State.

Former Cardinals face-off in NFL matchup

In Oct. 26's Nation Football League action the Indianapolis Colts faced off against the New Orleans Saints in a matchup that had two former Cardinals on the same field for the first time since playing at Ball State.

The Ball State football team faced off against Central Michigan on Oct. 24 at Scheumann Stadium. DN PHOTO EMMA ROGERS

Defense shows signs of improvement in loss

The Achilles' heel for Ball State thus far has been the inconsistency of the defense. This season, the Cardinals are allowing 484 yards per game to opposing offenses, which ranks 11th in the Mid-American Conference.

Sophomore defensive back David Moore pauses on the sideline during the game against Central Michigan on Oct. 24 at Scheumann Stadium. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY

Weather contributes to Ball State home loss

Today’s weather provided a significant advantage for whichever team was playing with Scheumann Stadium’s westbound wind at their backs in the Cardinals’ 23-21 loss to Central Michigan. Head coach Pete Lembo said it's something his team practices with.

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