Football Team Hosting Central Michigan Saturday at 2
Ball State Cardinals (4-3; MAC 2-1) vs.
Central Michigan Chippewas (2-5; MAC 1-2)
Scheumann Stadium - Field Turf -- Capacity: 22,500
Muncie, Ind. -- Sat., Oct. 22 -- 2 p.m.
GameDay: • Game day sponsor is AT&T
• PINK OUT in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
• Yoplait Pink Rally Towels
• Youth Day (Take A Kid to the Game)
Buy one adult general admission ticket, get one youth general admission ticket FREE! There will be games and inflatables inside Scheumann Stadium
• Recognitions: Morry Mannies, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Women's Volleyball, Outstanding Faculty Advisor Dr. Don Ester, Outstanding Faculty Award Winner Dr. Thomas Weidner
Radio: Ball State Radio Network -- WLBC 104.1 FM Muncie
(Morry Mannies, Play-by-Play; Mark O'Connell, Analyst)
Morry Mannies is in his 56th and final season as the play-by-play
announcer for Ball State football and men's basketball . . . The
"Voice of the Cardinals" announced his retirement from Ball State broadcasts Aug. 27, 2011.
Sports Link Radio on WCRD (Ball State Student Station - FM 91.3)
(Pat Boylan, Play-by-Play; Kyle Binder, Analyst)
Live Stats & Internet Radio: ballstatesports.com
Ball State 2011 Team Captains: Sean Baker (Canfield, Ohio/Canfield H.S.), Kreg Hunter (Lebanon, Ind./Lebanon H.S.), Adam Morris (Dublin, Ohio/Scioto H.S.), Briggs Orsbon (Convoy, Ohio/Crestview H.S.) and Andrew Puthoff (St. Henry, Ohio/St. Henry H.S.) have been selected as team captains for the 2011 season.
The Series: Ball State and Central Michigan have met 43 times in football and the series is tied at 21-21-1 . . . The series dates back to 1939 and the two teams have met every season since 1977 . . . Ball State managed a 31-17 win at CMU last season, and the Cardinals have won two of the last three meetings . . . In games played in Muncie, Ind., the series is tied at 11-11-1
Scouting Ball State: Ball State improved to 4-3 overall and 2-1 in the Mid-American Conference with a 23-20 victory at Ohio . . . The Cardinals three losses have come to Temple, at the nation's No. 1 ranked Oklahoma Sooners and at No. 22 rated South Florida . . . The Cardinals are averaging 141.3 rushing yards and 198.0 passing yards per game in 2011, while allowing opponents 216.7 rushing yards and 244.3 passing yards a contest . . . Keith Wenning (Coldwater, Ohio/Coldwater H.S.) has completed 146-of-231 passes for 1,289 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions this season . . . Jahwan Edwards (Matthews, N.C./Butler H.S.) leads the Cardinals with 77.6 rushing yards per game and seven touchdowns . . . Briggs Orsbon leads the Cardinals with 27 catches and is second on the team with 260 receiving yards . . . Willie Snead (Muskegon Heights, Mich./Muskegon Heights H.S.) is second on the team with 24 catches and has a team best 299 receiving yards and two receiving TDs . . . Travis Freeman (Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville H.S.) leads Ball State with 65 total tackles plus has added three tackles for loss, one sack and one interception.
Scouting Central Michigan
The Record: Central Michigan fell to 2-5 overall and 1-2 in the Mid-American Conference after suffering a 35-28 loss at home to Eastern Michigan Saturday . . . The Chippewas suffered a 44-14 loss at Western Michigan and managed a 48-41 win vs. Northern Illinois in MAC play.
The Coach: Dan Enos (Michigan State '91) is in his second year as the head coach at Central Michigan and his second season as a collegiate head mentor . . . Enos owns a 5-14 career coaching mark . . . Prior to coming to CMU, Enos was an assistant at Michigan State for four seasons.
The Stats: Central Michigan is scoring 22.1 points per game, while allowing 33.7 a contest . . . The Chippewas are rushing for 114.3 yards per game and passing for 250.3 a contest . . . CMU is allowing 186 rushing yards and 217.3 passing yards per tilt.
Ball State Quick Hits
• Ball State has won 18 of its last 30 Mid-American Conference games . . . The Cardinals won their final three MAC games in 2007 and all eight league contests in 2008 for 11 straight conference victories, which is the second longest league winning streak in school history.