On Tuesday, The Ball State Cardinals will face Bowling Green Falcons in a game that will feature the country's leading receiver, Roger Lewis (1,342 yards, 14 touchdowns), second-leading passer, Matt Johnson (4,227, touchdowns). A disappointing season for the Cardinals (3-8) would end on a much higher note if they made an upset against the Falcons (8-3).
The game will air on ESP3, Nov 24 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Fans can also watch the game online via live stream.
In the last week's NCAA Football matchup, the Cardinals lost to Ohio 48-31. Even though they were defeated, KeVonn Mabon had a great game. He had 10 receptions for 139 yards and one touchdown. Riley Neal had also contributed high number for the team, pulling in 247 yards and two touchdowns.
For the Falcons, they will try to get to a double-digit win season --something that fans don't see much from Bowling Green Teams. They are aiming to get nine wins on Tuesday, and then win the next games consecutively. However, Ball State wants to make an upset to one of the nation's premier Group of Five teams.
The Falcons have an advantage of 20 points against the Cardinals this week. The Cardinals are at 4-7 Against The Spread (ATS), and they will try to improve it as they head into Week 13.
The Ball State ranks 22nd in the country for throwing, averaging 8.1 throw attempts per game. Bowling Green has an average of 8.8 flags each game, making them one of the worst in the nation. The Ball state can benefit from the Falcons' weaknesses to win the game.
J.P. Scott of Atlonsports breaks down what are the things to watch out for in the upcoming game.
First, the Cardinals should look for Bowling Green's receivers. Gehrig Dieter was seen in the national highlight reels last week. He made a couple of circus catches that fans loved to watch. Also, his teammate Roger Lewis is one of the best receivers in the country. Their combination can bring surprising results for the team.
Furthermore, football fans should watch Bowling Green's style of play. Their coach, Dino Barber, is a highly coveted up-and-coming coach. You'll want to pay attention to his high-octane offense attack.
For Ball Sate, they need to keep pace with Bowling Green's aerial attack to win the game.