Junior running back Caleb Huntley jumps in the end zone after scoring in the third quarter Sept. 7, 2019, at Scheumann Stadium. The Cardinals won against Fordham, 57-29. Rebecca Slezak, DN

Ball State captures Bronze Stalk Trophy in comeback win over Northern Illinois

Facing a 17-3 deficit at halftime, Ball State Football entered the locker room after 30 minutes of play Saturday not feeling disappointed, but rather motivated. The motivation seemed to pay off as Neu’s Cardinals rallied for 24 unanswered points in the second half en route to a 27-20 comeback win over defending Mid-American Conference Champion Northern Illinois.

Blackford High School football listens to a debrief after the Bruins' game against Alexandria-Monroe Sept. 20, 2019, in Hartford City, Indiana. Alexandria defeated Blackford, 40-35. Eric Pritchett, DN

Blackford draws short stick of back-and-forth battle with Alexandria

As Blackford (3-2) football players circled up in the corner of the end zone after a 40-35 loss to Alexandria-Monroe (4-1) Friday, eyes were aimed at the ground. By the time head coach Randy Sehy was done addressing the team, everyone had their head down. Before he broke the huddle, Sehy had one last thing to say: “Heads up.” 


Ball State loses turnover battle, game to Florida Atlantic

Ball State was down 17 with less than five minutes to play. It had to go for it on fourth-and-6. The Cardinals (1-2, 0-0 MAC) didn’t make it and turned the ball over to Florida Atlantic (1-2, 0-0 CUSA). It was the Cardinals’ fifth turnover of the day. Three drives and four minutes later, the Owls locked up a 41-31 victory. 

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