Football Set for ESPN2 Game Wednesday in Scheumann
Ball State Cardinals (8-1; MAC 5-0)
Head Coach: Pete Lembo
Career Record: 102-47/13th year
At Ball State: 23-11/3rd year
Central Michigan Chippewas (3-5; MAC 2-2)
Head Coach: Dan Enos
Career Record: 16-29/4th year
At CMU: 16-29/4th year
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013 -- 8 p.m. (ET)
Scheumann Stadium (Capacity: 22,500)
Field Turf -- Muncie, Ind.
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
Joe Davis (Play-by-Play)
Robert Smith (Analyst)
Live Stats -- www.ballstatesports.com
Tickets -- www.ballstatesports.com/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 Thursday -- 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
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Ball State Football Quick Hits
Ball State improved to 8-1 overall and 5-0 in the Mid-American Conference with a 42-24 win at Akron . . . The Cardinals have now won six straight games and 14 of their past 15 regular season contests.
The victory at Akron was the Cardinals' 10th 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 and 1978 seasons, while the Cardinals won 11 straight MAC games in a stretch during the 2007 and 2008 campaigns.
Ball State is off to a 5-0 start in MAC games for the third time since joining the league in 1975 . . . The Cardinals posted an 8-0 conference mark in 1978 and an 8-0 MAC record in 2008.
Ball State is 8-1, which marks only the fourth time in school history the Cardinals have been 8-1 or better after nine games in a single season . . . Ball State was 9-0 after nine games and completed a 9-0-1 season in 1965 . . . The Cardinals were 10-1 overall and 8-1 after nine games in 1978 . . . Ball State was 12-2 overall and 9-0 after nine games in 2008.
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 355 points in their first nine games this season . . . The 355 points are the most in school history in the first nine games of a season . . . With three regular season games remaining, Ball State's 355 points rank as the fifth highest single-season 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 15th in the country in passing offense (325.7) plus is No. 2 in the MAC and 20th in the nation in scoring offense (39.4) . . . The Cardinals rank No. 1 in the nation in turnovers gained (23) and fourth in the MAC in scoring defense (23.6) . . . Ball State leads the country with 13 fumble recoveries this year and is 21st in the latest NCAA statistics in turnover margin (+0.8).
• Reached his 100th career coaching victory with Ball State's win over Kent State
• Owns a . 676 winning percentage through 34 games as Ball State's head coach, which marks the best winning percentage in a coaching career for the Cardinals since 1971. The winning percentage ranks as the second best among Ball State's 13 head coaches since 1924.
• 65-26 (.802) vs. conference opponents in his career
• One of seven currrent NCAA Division I head coaches with nine or more wins at three different schools -- Pete Lembo, Ball State alum Brady Hoke, Dennis Franchione, Paul Johnson, Brian Kelly, Urban Meyer and Nick Saban
• Selected as one of five coaches you need to know in USA Today
• 12-3 in games decided by a touchdown or less in his three seasons at Ball State
• Ball State has never lost back-to-back road games in the same season in his three years at the helm.
• Guided the Cardinals to a 4-3 record over teams from Football Bowl Subdivision Automatic Qualifying Conferences in his three seasons at Ball State with wins over Virginia, South Florida and Indiana (twice).