Here are three takeaways from the Ball State (3-0) win over the Cougars (0-4). The second quarter has been Ball State’s best quarter through three games this year. They’re outscoring opponents 78-39 in the period, doubling up their opponents.
“I was an undersized defensive lineman with a chip on my shoulder; that is kind of how I see myself as a coach now,” Tyler Stockton said. “I kind of feel underrated all the time and know I have to outwork people.”
Since Plitt’s first season donning the red and white four years ago, Ball State has added to its rich history. In this span, the Cardinals have compiled a 99-49 overall record, captured a pair of MAC Tournament titles and made three NCAA Tournament appearances.
Ball State defeated Troy 86-73 as a part of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and Sun Belt Conference Challenge (SBC).
The Cardinals used late-game defensive prowess and momentum-shifting plays to defeat Old Dominion (1-1) in the MAC-SBC Challenge. Ball State (2-0) stays at home for its next matchup, a 7 p.m. contest against Oakland City (1-3) Tuesday, Nov. 14 in Worthen Arena.
Ball State head coach Josh Rife reflected on the leadership of his seniors at the end of the year.
On Oct. 21, Wyatt Turner became the fourth runner and first freshman in Yorktown history to qualify for the state cross country meet. His success, he says, has all been down to the basics.
The red and white extended their streak of recent triumphs Friday night, notching a 3-1 (25-17, 23-25, 25-15, 26-24) victory over Northern Illinois (8-20, 6-10 MAC). Ball State (15-12, 12-4 MAC) will return to Worthen Arena at 6 p.m. Nov. 11 for its home finale and Senior Day festivities.
The one that mattered most was the walk-off 36-yard field goal that sealed the 20-17 win for Ball State in their Battle for the Bronze Stalk against the Huskies.
Over a year ago, Ball State pulled out a 44-38 double overtime win against the Huskies. While this year’s matchup didn’t show off the same offensive fireworks as last year, it was still a wild finish.