Check out the Akron vs. Ball State fearless prediction and game preview.
Akron (4-3) vs. Ball State (4-3) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Oct. 22
Game Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: Schuemann Stadium, Muncie, IN
It sucks that Ball State is in the MAC West.
The Cardinals would probably own the East, and now they have a chance to show it against a dangerous Akron team that’s trying to fight through a slew of injury issues on its high-powered offense.
QB Thomas Woodson is still trying to fight through a shoulder injury, and receivers Jojo Natson and Jerome Lane are struggling through their own problems.
Ball State’s defense has had problems against decent passing teams, and it’s broken down a bit too often in key times and it’s not forcing mistakes with no takeaways in the last two weeks.
On the flip side, though, Akron’s defense got hit hard against Western Michigan and doesn’t have a secondary, either.
Ball State will run enough and will dominate the clock, while penalties will play a big deal. The Cardinals get hit just 3.4 times per game, while Akron is 116th in the nation allowing 8.4 per game.
And then Ball State can stew about what it might have been like to take a division title and play in the MAC title game.
Akron vs. Ball State Prediction
Final Score: Ball State 34, Akron 30
Line: Ball State -3.5, o/u: 59.5
ATS Confidence: 5: Cash in the 401k – 1: Broke College Athlete: Anything Helps … 2
Must See Rating: 5: Phi Slama Jama – 1: Kevin Can Wait … 1.5