Ball State redshirt senior wide receiver Corey Lacanaria gets tackled by Eastern Michigan University's Jaylen Pickett during the Cardinals' game against the Eagles Oct. 20, 2018 at Scheumann Stadium. Pickett had two solo tackles. Paige Grider, DN

4 takeaways from Ball State Football's loss to Ohio

In its first non-weekend game of the season since throttling Central Connecticut State in late August, Ball State Football broke down defensively as Ohio blew past the Cardinals, 52-14. What looked to be like a close game in the first quarter, as the Cardinals walked off the field with a 7-0 lead, proved otherwise.

Junior running back Malik Dunner runs the ball up the field at Schuemann Stadium Saturday, Sept. 28, 2018. Dunner had 20 rushing yards during the game against Kent State. Rebecca Slezak,DN

5 ways Ball State can come away with a victory at Central Michigan

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.

Redshirt junior running back James Gilbert runs around Kent State players to score a touchdown Sept. 28, 2018, at Scheumann Stadium. Gilbert scored two touchdowns during the game. Rebecca Slezak,DN

Ball State aims to bring home Bronze Stalk

The Bronze Stalk Trophy hasn’t resided in Muncie since 2008. When Northern Illinois (2-3, 2-0 MAC) visits Scheumann Stadium Saturday to play Ball State (2-3, 1-0 MAC), the Cardinals will be looking to bring it home. 

Sophomore running back Markice Hurt Jr. runs the ball during the first quarter of the Homecoming game against Central Michigan Oct. 21, 2017, in Scheumann Stadium. The Cardinals lost 56-9. Kaiti Sullivan, DN

Ball State has 4 potential starters at running back

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.

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