Feeling the Heat: Ball State football’s struggles continue with loss to Western Michigan in MAC opener
Ball State fell to 1-4 on the season and 0-1 in MAC play with a loss to Western Michigan (2-3, 1-1 MAC) at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich. Up next, the Cardinals travel to Ypsilanti, Mich., for their second MAC contest of the season against Eastern Michigan (2-3, 0-1 MAC) Oct. 6.
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Following a 37-point loss to Georgia Southern, Ball State ends non-conference play at 1-3. Heading into Mid-American Conference play, the Cardinals have to win at least five of its final eight regular season games to earn bowl eligibility.
Coming off their first win of the season, the Cardinals were crushed by Georgia Southern in their worst home loss since Oct. 2017. Ball State returns to action Sept. 30 in its Mid-American Conference opener against Western Michigan at 3:30 p.m. in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Ball State rushed for a combined 288 yards in a 45-7 victory over Indiana State, nearly double the season total beforehand. The Cardinals look to continue this momentum moving forward, as Georgia Southern (2-1) comes to Muncie Sept. 23 at 2 p.m.
The Cardinals defeated the Sycamores 45-7 in Ball State's home opener, backed by 15,054 fans at Scheumann Stadium. Ball State returns to action Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. when Georgia Southern (2-1) travels to Muncie.
Ball State and Indiana State may both be winless through the first two weeks of the season, but each side remains hungry heading into a rivalry game for the Blue Key Liberty Bell Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. This contest will cap off Family Weekend at Ball State and is the Cardinals' home opener at Scheumann Stadium.
Ball State is winless against Southeastern Conference (SEC) opponents, and largely unsuccessful against any Power Five program. Despite the losses, what do the Cardinals gain from playing this elite competition?
After suffering four injuries, including two that left players out for the rest of the game, against Kentucky, Ball State football is gearing up to face another Power Five opponent in No. 1 Georgia. Will this stiff competition continue to adversely affect the Cardinals health?
Caden’s girlfriend, Kiara Henderson, grew up with Caden in Lexington, but now attends the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky. After making multiple five hour drives to visit Caden at Ball State, she said the two-hour drive to their hometown to support her partner felt like nothing.