Football Travels to Iowa for Saturday Game on ESPN2
Ball State Cardinals (1-0; MAC 0-0)
Head Coach: Pete Lembo
Career Record: 105-49/14th year
At Ball State: 26-13/4th year
Iowa Hawkeyes (1-0; Big Ten 0-0)
Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz
Career Record: 121-100/19th year
At Iowa: 109-79/16th year
Sat., Sept. 6, 2014 -- 3:30 p.m. ET
Kinnick Stadium (Capacity: 70,585)
Field Turf -- Iowa City, Iowa
Ball State Radio Network
Flagship Station - WLBC FM 104.1
Joel Godett, play-by-play
Rich Spisak, color analyst
Luke Martin, sidelines
WCRD-Radio (Ball State Student Station)
Tyler Bradfield, play-by-play
Connor Onion, color analyst
Matt Organ, sidelines
Beth Mowins, play-by-play
Joey Galloway, analyst
Paul Carcaterra, sidelines
Ball State Football Quick Facts
Ball State defeated Colgate in the season opener for both teams by a 30-10 margin . . . It marked the fifth straight season opening victory for the Cardinals, including a 4-0 record in the era of head coach Pete Lembo at Ball State . . . Lembo improved to 11-3 in season openers in his 14 years as a collegiate head coach.
Ball State is 17-2 in its last 19 regular season games . . . The Cardinals finished 2013 with a 10-3 record and a 7-1 mark in the Mid-American Conference.
The Cardinals competed in the GoDaddy Bowl after the 2013 season to mark back-to-back bowl appearances for only the second time in the school's 90-year history of football . . . The only other time Ball State has played in back-to-back bowls was after the 2007 and 2008 seasons.
Ball State allowed Colgate to score only 10 points in the season opener, which marked the fewest points scored by a Ball State opponent in the Pete Lembo era and the fewest since the Cardinals held Buffalo to three points in 2010.
Ball State limited Colgate to only nine first downs, the fewest by a Ball State opponent in nearly 14 years . . . The last time a Ball State opponent recorded single digit first downs was Oct. 28, 2000, when Central Michigan tallied eight.
The Cardinals held Colgate to 227 yards, the fewest by a Ball State opponent since Buffalo recorded 144 yards Nov. 12, 2010.
Ball State posted 10 victories in 2013, which marks only the third time in the school's football history the Cardinals have won at least 10 games in a season . . . The Cardinals were 10-1 overall in 1978 . . . Ball State was 12-2 overall in 2008.
Ball State's seven MAC wins last season marks only the fifth time since joining the league in 1975 the Cardinals have tallied at least seven wins in the MAC . . . The Cardinals were 8-0 in 1978 and 2008, 7-0-1 in 1993 and 7-1 in 1996.
Ball State finished second in the MAC's West Division in 2013, which was the best finish for the program since winning the West in 2008.
Ball State reached bowl eligibility for a third straight season in 2013 . . . 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 . . . Ball State won six games in 2011, nine games in 2012 and 10 in 2013.
The Cardinals scored a school record 501 points last season, breaking the school standard for points in a year, which was 489 in 2008 . . . Ball State reached the 40-point plateau seven times in 2013 to set a school record . . . The Cardinals scored 50 or more points three times in 2013, which also set a Ball State record.