One play, 12 seconds. That’s all Ball State redshirt freshman running back Will Jones needed.
In what head coach Mike Neu described as "a disappointing day", Ball State Football suffered its fifth loss of the season to a conference dark horse in Eastern Michigan, 42-20. Through 60 minutes of play, the Eagles capitalized on cracks in the foundation of the Cardinals play.
Eastern Michigan (4-4, 2-3 MAC) came into Scheumann Stadium and put an end to Ball State’s (3-5, 2-2 MAC) Homecoming celebration, defeating the Cardinals 42-20.
The Trojans' season comes to an end after a heartbreaking loss in double overtime to the Woodmen.
Scheumann Stadium seats 22,500 fans. Ball State has seen “The Scheu” fill up to just north of 70 percent (15,873) during Family Weekend. In the Cardinals’ other three home games this year, the average attendance comes out to less than 9,000.
After being down by as much as 13 points to Central Michigan, Ball State Football roared back in the fourth quarter to escape with a narrow 24-23 victory over the Chippewas.
Ball State Football (3-4, 2-1 MAC) found it rough sailing in the first half against Central Michigan (1-6, 0-3 MAC). The Cardinals found their groove in the second half, and a field goal would end up being the decider.
Ball State Football (2-4, 1-1 MAC) hasn’t left the state of Indiana through the first six weeks of the 2018 season. That changes Saturday when the Cardinals travel to Central Michigan (1-5, 0-2 MAC). As the game approaches, here’s a look at five aspects the Cardinals should focus on to better their chances of taking down the Chippewas.
For the second time in the last three weeks, the game fell in the hands of a desperation pass from redshirt junior quarterback Riley Neal as time expired.
Ball State Football (2-4, 1-1 MAC) battled hard but it wasn’t enough as Northern Illinois (3-3, 2-0 MAC) comes out on top, 24-16.
The Delta Eagles (6-2) score 31 points in the second half to defeat the Greenfield-Central Cougars (0-8).
Markice Hurt Jr. knows you’ve probably never heard of him. He knows his No. 24 probably isn’t the jersey you went to the game to see. He knows in the slight chance he gets on the field, you’ll probably say, “Who’s that guy?” Ask his teammates and coaches, though, and odds are you’ll be chanting his name before his time is up as a Cardinal.
Junior redshirt receiver Riley Miller and junior redshirt quarterback Riley Neal have been sharing the field since high school. That long time familiarity was on full display as Riley would connect to Riley 11 times on the day in a 52-24 win over Kent State.
Ball State Football came out of its first non-conference game with confidence through the roof. The Cardinals had floored Central Connecticut State, set a handful of school records and were ready to face a highly ranked Notre Dame squad in South Bend.