FAU Owls vs Ball State Cardinals Live stream
Game Time: 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 14
Location: Muncie, Ohio
Records: Ball State 1-1, FAU 0-2
Series Record: Ball State leads 1-0
Betting Line: FAU -2.5, O/U 64
Ball State Outlook
Fourth-year lead trainer Mike Neu entered this season on the hot season and through two games, it would appear that the choice to hold him will come down to the last month. Neu has a record 11-27 as the lead trainer and has completed no superior to 4-8.
You could present the defense that the best win in Neu’s vocation was the one Ball State had at FAU in his first season in 2016. The Ball State group we will see Saturday evening, will particularly look like the one out of 2016: An offense that wants to be adjusted, a barrier loaded up with understanding.
This season should be the place Neu receives the rewards of involvement and ability however when QB Riley Hunter and RB James Gilbert moved to play for a P5 group, that hurt BSU’s roof.
Drew Plitt and Caleb Huntley have fared well as their substitutions in the early going. Pitt go for 439 yards and 6 touchdowns against Fordham a week ago in a victory win. Tracker has scrambled for 145 yards and 2 touchdowns this season, with 81 yards coming against Indiana in the season opener.
Protectively BSU’s greatest shortcoming is their run guard yet that is generally because of the experience they have in the optional with safeguards Bryce Cosby, Brett Anderson II, and Myles Hannah. Ball State has 4 INTs this season and Amechi Uzodinma II has drives the group with 2 INTs, with one in each game this year.
I wouldn’t state this is the greatest round of the period for FAU, however it’s an extremely significant swing game for bowl prospects. We’ve seen FAU play inadequately in non-meeting, at that point go through C-USA under Lane Kiffin however this year feels extraordinary. There’s not a great deal of surefire distinction producers in the group at this moment.
Given how extreme UCF and Ohio State are, Ball State fills in as the ideal indicator for what we ought to anticipate from the Owls going ahead.
The hostile line has a decent chance to demonstrate their value. Chris Robison has a chance to demonstrate a year ago’s street battles are a relic of times gone by. The resistance has a chance to demonstrate they can assume control over a game and apply their will for each of the four quarters, not only a half. Path Kiffin gets an opportunity to demonstrate that the offense this year won’t be a calamity.
You get where I’m going. This is a show-me game. This may sound pompous, however FAU just shouldn’t lose to Ball State. Ever. In 2016 when FAU lost to the Cardinals at home, that appeared to be the final turning point for Charlie Partridge as the lead trainer. Months after the fact Partridge was terminated.
This current end of the week’s down has a similar vibe. At 0-2, and C-USA being a wreck, FAU could be coming up for a major year or a forgettable season. A success is an absolute necessity.
The normal topic from Ohio State and UCF is the speed and size they showed in the front seven. Ball State has none of that. On the off chance that the hostile line has genuinely gained ground, this is where we see Larry McCammon scramble for more than 100 yards. With Robison ready to flourish off of play activity, Harrison Bryant and John Raine have a major day. The safeguard secures it for a full game and powers at any rate two turnovers.
FAU 44 Ball State 28