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Football Team Takes 7-1 Record to Akron Saturday

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: October 22, 2013
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Game #9

Ball State Cardinals (7-1; MAC 4-0)
Head Coach:  Pete Lembo
Career Record:  101-47/13th year
At Ball State:  22-11/3rd year 


Akron Zips
(2-6; MAC 1-3)
Head Coach:  Terry Bowden
Career Record:  143-79-2/20th year
At Akron:  3-17/2nd year

GameDay Information
Sat., Oct. 26, 2013 -- Noon (ET)
InfoCision Stadium (Capacity:  30,000)
Artificial Turf -- Akron, Ohio

Ball State Radio Network -- Flagship Station - WLBC FM 104.1
Joel Godett, play-by-play
Mark O'Connell, color analyst
Luke Martin, sidelines
Jeff Weller, host

WCRD-Radio (Ball State Student Station) -- 91.3 FM
Tyler Bradfield, play-by-play
Sean Stewart, color analyst

ESPN3 & 15 Affiliates, Including WRTV-Indianapolis; WPWR-Chicago; WXYZ-Detroit; WEWS-Cleveland
Michael Reghi (Play-by-Play)
Doug Graber (Analyst)

Tickets --

Listen to the Coach
•    Monday Night w/ the Red & White Radio Show at Applebee's 7-7:45
•    Next Cardinal Endzone TV Show Featuring Head Coach Pete Lembo
     Oct. 31 -- 6 p.m. - WIPB-TV, Muncie
•    Next Football Insider Luncheon -Tues., Nov. 5 -- 11:30 a.m. at Ball State
     Alumni Center - $15 per person

Follow the Cardinals:

Twitter: @bsuathletics

Twitter: @BSUCardsFB

Twitter: @Pete_Lembo

Facebook:  BallStateFootball

 Ball State Football Quick Hits

Ball State improved to 7-1 overall and 4-0 in the Mid-American Conference with a 38-17 win at Western Michigan . . . The Cardinals have now won five straight games and 13 of their past 14 regular season contests.

The victory was the Cardinals' ninth straight MAC win, which is the third longest streak in school history . . . Ball State's longest MAC winning streak was 12 games in the 1977-78 seasons.

Ball State is off to a 4-0 start in MAC games for the first time since the 2008 season and for only the fourth time since joining the league in 1975.

Ball State is 7-1, marking just the sixth start of 7-1 or better in school history and only the fourth since the 1977 season.

Ball State has reached bowl eligibility for a third straight season . . . The last time the Cardinals won at least six games in three straight seasons came when the team reached the mark in four straight campaigns from 1988-91.

The Cardinals have scored 313 points in their first eight games this season -- Illinois State (51), Army (40), North Texas (27), Eastern Michigan (51), Toledo (31), Virginia (48), Kent State (27) and Western Michigan (38) . . . The 313 points are the most in school history in the first eight games of a season . . . With four regular season games remaining, Ball State's 313 points rank as the sixth highest single-season total in school history . . . The Cardinals need 14 points to move into the fifth highest single-season scoring total in school history . . . The school standard for points in a year is 489 in 2008.

Ball State ranks No. 1 in the Mid-American Conference and 13th in the country in passing offense (331.8) plus is No. 2 in the MAC and 23rd in the nation in scoring offense (39.1).

The Cardinals rank No. 2 in the nation in turnovers gained (20) and fourth in the MAC in scoring defense (23.5) . . . Ball State leads the country with 12 fumble recoveries this year and is 32nd in the latest NCAA statistics in turnover margin (+0.6).

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