Western Illinois @ Ball State
Last Season Records: Ball State 7-1; Western Illinois 1-5
What to Know
The Ball State Cardinals will play against a Division II opponent, the Western Illinois Leathernecks, in an early-season tune-up Thursday at 7 p.m. ET at Scheumann Stadium. After a 7-1 record last year and a win in the Arizona Bowl, the Cardinals are coming in with an eye to spark another quality season.
Ball State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 32-point (!) margin of victory. It would take nothing short of a miracle for WIU to pull off a win, but maybe they can at least keep Ball State from covering the spread.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Scheumann Stadium — Muncie, Indiana
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $23.00
The Cardinals are a big 32-point favorite against the Leathernecks, according to the latest college football odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Cardinals as a 25.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.