Football's Game on TV Saturday at Eastern Michigan
Ball State Cardinals (5-4; MAC 3-2) at
Eastern Michigan Eagles (5-3; MAC 3-1)
Rynearson Stadium - Field Turf -- Capacity: 30,200
Ypsilanti, Mich. -- Sat., Nov. 5 - Noon
Ball State's game at Eastern Michigan will be aired by ESPN Plus and will be shown in 22 markets across the country, including WNDY-TV in Muncie/Indianapolis and WMYS in South Bend.
The game will also be shown on ESPN3 . . . The Cardinals are playing their fifth game of 2011 on ESPN3, which is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, giving fans a 24/7 online destination . . . ESPN3 is available in more than 70 million homes.
• Other TV Affiliates Airing the Ball State Game Saturday
WPWR-Chicago, WFMZ-Philadelphia, WXYZ-Detroit, WEWS-Cleveland, WRDQ-Orlando, WWHO-Columbus, Ohio, WMLW-Milwaukee, EKRC-Cincinnati, WZZM-Kalamazoo, WNYO-Buffalo, WRGT-Dayton, WSAZ-West Virginia, WSMH-Flint, WTVG-Toledo, ETVW-Wisconsin, WHTV-Lansing, WYTV-Youngstown, WTVO-Rockford, Ill., WTOV-West Virginia
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.
Scouting Ball State: Ball State fell to 5-4 overall and 3-2 in the Mid-American Conference with a 45-35 loss at Western Michigan Saturday . . . Ball State's game at Eastern Michigan Saturday marks the second of three straight road games for the Cardinals . . . Ball State is averaging 148.8 rushing yards and 227.3 passing yards per game in 2011, while allowing opponents 199.4 rushing yards and 290.1 passing yards a contest . . . Keith Wenning (Coldwater, Ohio/Coldwater H.S.) has completed 208-of-319 passes for 1,949 yards with 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season . . . Jahwan Edwards (Matthews, N.C./Butler H.S.) leads the Cardinals with 69.4 rushing yards per game and nine rushing touchdowns . . . Briggs Orsbon leads the Cardinals with 45 catches, 450 receiving yards and four touchdown catches . . . Travis Freeman (Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville H.S.) leads Ball State with 86 total tackles plus has added six tackles for loss, four sacks and one interception . . . Sean Baker, who is Ball State's career interceptions leader, has 57 tackles, two TFLs, one sack, two interceptions and three pass breakups.
The Series: Ball State and EMU have met 52 times and the Cardinals hold a 29-21-2 all-time edge in a series which dates back to 1936 . . . Ball State has won five of the last six meetings, but the Eagles tallied a 41-38 win at Ball State last season . . . In games played at EMU, the Cardinals own a 15-11 edge.
Scouting Eastern Michigan
The Eagles: Eastern Michigan is 5-3 overall and 3-1 in the Mid-American Conference after tallying a 14-10 home win over Western Michigan Oct. 22 . . . The Eagles were off last week.
The Coach: Ron English (California '90) is in his third year as the head coach at EMU and owns a 7-25 career record.
Scouting EMU: The Eagles are averaging 226.1 rushing yards and 107.4 passing yards a game, while allowing 146.4 rushing and 226.8 passing yards per tilt . . . EMU is 4-0 at home, including 2-0 in MAC home contests . . . Alex Gillett has completed 68-of-125 passes for 843 yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions . . . Dominique Sherrer leads the team with 105.7 rushing yards per game, while Javonti Greene is the team's top yardage back with 537 yards on 105 carries for a 67.1 average . . . Dominique White is averaging 58.0 yards per game, while Gillett is rushing for 54.9 per contest.