Football Takes 3-1 MAC Record to WMU Saturday
Ball State Cardinals (5-3; MAC 3-1) at
Western Michigan Broncos (4-4; MAC 2-2)
Waldo Stadium - Field Turf -- Capacity: 30,200
Kalamazoo, Mich. -- Sat., Oct. 29 -- 2 p.m.
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 Western Michigan have met 37 times in football with the Broncos holding a 20-17 all-time advantage . . . Ball State has won three of the last four meetings and five of the last seven contests . . . Western Michigan posted a 45-16 victory at Ball State last season . . . In games played in Kalamazoo, Mich., the Broncos have an 11-7 all-time edge, but the Cardinals have won the last three games played at Waldo Stadium.
Scouting Ball State: Ball State improved to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in the Mid-American Conference with a 31-27 home field win over Central Michigan Saturday . . . 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 139.9 rushing yards and 213.9 passing yards per game in 2011, while allowing opponents 206.2 rushing yards and 268.2 passing yards a contest . . . Keith Wenning (Coldwater, Ohio/Coldwater H.S.) has completed 173-of-269 passes for 1,614 yards with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions this season . . . Jahwan Edwards (Matthews, N.C./Butler H.S.) leads the Cardinals with 71.4 rushing yards per game and eight rushing touchdowns . . . Briggs Orsbon leads the Cardinals with 35 catches and 347 receiving yards . . . Willie Snead (Muskegon Heights, Mich./Muskegon Heights H.S.) is second on the team with 25 catches and 305 receiving yards plus has added two receiving TDs . . . Travis Freeman (Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville H.S.) leads Ball State with 77 total tackles plus has added five tackles for loss, three sacks and one interception.
Scouting Western Michigan
The Record: Western Michigan fell to 4-4 overall and 2-2 in Mid-American Conference games after suffering a 14-10 loss at Eastern Michigan . . . The Broncos are 3-0 in home games, including a 2-0 mark in MAC home games -- Central Michigan (44-14) and Bowling Green (45-21).
The Coach: Bill Cubit (Delaware '75) is in his seventh season as the head coach at Western Michigan . . . He owns a 44-37 career coaching mark, including a 31-20 record in MAC play.
The Stats: Western Michigan is averaging 126.9 rushing yards and 270.9 passing yards per game, while allowing 215.8 rushing yards and 181.2 passing yards a contest . . . Alex Carder has completed 196-of-288 passes with 2,053 yards and 16 touchdowns and six interceptions . . . Jordan White has 86 catches for 992 yards with seven TDs.
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