Army West Point @ Ball State
Current Records: Army West Point 4-0; Ball State 1-3
What to Know
The Ball State Cardinals’ homestand continues as they prepare to take on the Army West Point Black Knights at 5 p.m. ET Oct. 2 at Scheumann Stadium. Army should still be feeling good after a victory, while the Cardinals will be looking to regain their footing.
Ball State came up short against the Toledo Rockets last week, falling 22-12. WR Justin Hall put forth a good effort for the losing side as he caught eight passes for 131 yards.
Most of the squad’s points came courtesy of special teams, which contributed 15. K Jacob Lewis delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Meanwhile, Army had a touchdown and change to spare in a 23-10 win over the Miami (OH) RedHawks last week. The team accrued 17 points in the first half and coasted on those for the win. QB Christian Anderson was a one-man wrecking crew for Army, rushing for two TDs and 240 yards. One of the most memorable plays of the contest was Anderson’s 75-yard touchdown rush in the second quarter.
Ball State is expected to lose this next one by 7.5. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn’t have high expectations for them since the team is 0-2 ATS when expected to lose.
The Cardinals are now 1-3 while the Black Knights sit at 4-0. A couple offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Ball State is 186th worst in the nation in yards per game, with only 317.8 on average. Army has experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the game with the 244th fewest passing yards per game in the nation, having accrued only 70.5 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 5 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
The Black Knights are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Cardinals, according to the latest college football odds.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.