Seth Newman staff reporter (7-1): Central Michigan has had a ton of off time to prepare for the high-powered offense of Ball State.
Its first goal should be stopping Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning, who leads the Mid-American Conference in passing yards and ranks sixth nationally. Ball State put up 48 points on Virginia, and you have to believe they will put up points on CMU.
This game will be a shootout with the extra preparation, and Ball State could be looking ahead to their clash with Northern Illinois, which will decide the division.
I actually expect a close game. Ball State pulls ahead in the end but don’t expect a blow out.
Ball State 42, CMU 35
Jeff Papworth staff reporter (6-2): The football team has scored no more than 26 points in a game this season, while the team it’s playing, Ball State, has scored at least that many in every game this season.
Both the Cardinals and the Huskies have stellar quarterback play; the difference is Jordan Lynch killed CMU with his feet, while Keith Wenning will do it with his arm. The Chippewas are coming off a 17-day break between games and are well rested and healing, but that long rest can create some rust. CMU keeps it close in the first half but won’t finish anywhere near BSU.
Ball State 35, CMU 21