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Indiana State at Ball State

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In week 3 the Indiana State Sycamores (1-1 overall) travel to Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Indiana to face the Ball State Cardinals (1-1 overall) Saturday.

Indiana State beat Tennessee Tech 49-14 last week. Indiana State was led by quarterback Mike Perish with 383 passing yards and 3 TDs. In addition, LeMonte Booker led the rushing attack with 77 yards and 3 TDs on 9 carries. Gary Owens led the wide receivers with 199 receiving yards and 1 TD on 6 catches.

The Sycamores held Tennessee Tech to 166 yards and 14 points last week. In addition, they also had 3 fumble recoveries and 1 interception.

Ball State lost to Iowa in a close game last week 17-13. The Cardinals were led by Ozzie Mann with 129 passing yards. In addition, Jahwan Edwards led the rushing attack with 81 yards on 21 carries. KeVonn Mabon led the way for the Cardinal receivers with 44 yards on 3 catches.

Ball State’s defense allowed 455 yards and 17 points last week. However, they did have 2 fumble recoveries.

Keys for Indiana State win

Indiana State is going to need Mike Perish to play a good game again this week and not turn the ball over. In addition, LeMonte Booker will need to have another good game as well. The Sycamores defense needs to continue playing well and force turnovers.

Keys to Ball State win

Ball State needs their offense to improve. In addition, QB Ozzie Mann needs to get involved throwing the ball more this week. They also need Jahwan Edwards to lead the rushing attack again this week.

Key Injuries

Ball State

Carlutobantu Zaramo, Drake Miller, Julian Boyd, Ralph Smith, Shane Belle, Dae’Shaun Hurley

Favorite

No Line

Conclusion

Ball State will win Saturday. However, they will need Ozzie Mann to have a great game and not turn the ball over. The Cardinals defense also needs to play a good game and force some turnovers.

About David Campbell

David makes his home in Guatemala and follows the worlds greatest games from there. David contributes on all leagues across the world and had over 25 years experience. He has covered 10 World Cups and will do so again this year in Brazil.

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