Center Michigan @ Ball State
Current record: Central Michigan 6-4; Ball state 5-5
What to know
The Ball State Cardinals will be returning home from a two-game road trip. Ball State and Central Michigan Chippewas will go head-to-head in a battle between the US at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Scheumann Stadium. The Cardinals came out to end a five-match losing streak at home.
All were 17-17 behind at halftime, but Ball State weren’t quite equal to the Northern Illinois Huskies in the second half when they met on Wednesday. Ball State had a win within their grasp but couldn’t take it as the team lost 30-29 to NIU. The match turned out to be almost as predicted by the pundits, but Ball State was a little more favorite. Ball State’s defeat came despite a quality match from WR Justin Hall, who hit the ground with two quick hits.
Meanwhile, Kent State Golden Flashing usually has all the answers at home, but on Wednesday CMU proved too difficult a challenge. Chippewas were the clear winners 54-30 against Golden Flashing. The win came on the back of a strong post-first quarter rise to top a 14-to-nothing deficit. RB Lew Nichols III became a supernova for CMU as he dashed away on four TDs and 215 yards on 43 executions.
Cardinals are now 5-5 while CMU is 6-4. Two defensive stats to keep in mind while watching: Ball State is struggling in the competition with the 206th rush of touches allowed nationally, having dropped 18 of the season. CMU have experienced some struggles of their own as they are 211th nationally in terms of touchdowns allowed, with 19 points for the season. Maybe one of these Achilles heels will get in the way of the losing team.
How to watch
- When: Wednesday at 7pm ET
- Where: Scheumann Stadium – Muncie, Indiana
- TV: ESPN University
- Streaming online: fuboTV (Free trial. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Monitor: CBS Sports App
Central Michigan have won four of their last six games against Ball State.
- December 5, 2020 – Ball State 45 vs. Central Michigan 20
- November 16, 2019 – Central Michigan 45 vs. Ball State 44
- October 13, 2018 – Ball State 24 vs Central Michigan 23
- October 21, 2017 – Central Michigan 56 vs. Ball State 9
- October 8, 2016 – Central Michigan 24 vs. Ball State 21
- October 24, 2015 – Central Michigan 23 vs. Ball State 21
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