2017 Ball State Cardinals Football Schedule & Analysis

2017 Ball State Cardinals Football Schedule & Analysis

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2017 Ball State Cardinals Football Schedule & Analysis

2017 Ball State Cardinals Football Schedule & Analysis


Breaking down and analyzing the 2017 Ball State Cardinals football schedule


2017 MAC Composite & Week-By-Week Schedule

2017 Ball State Cardinals Football Schedule Realistic Best Case Scenario

The Cardinals play well in a loss to Illinois to start the season, and then they roll by UAB and Tennessee Tech without a problem. After losing in a firefight at Western Kentucky, they start out the MAC season with a bang, beating Western Michigan on the road before taking down Akron.

After a week off, they get by Central Michigan at home, and pull off a huge Thursday night win over Toledo to take control of the MAC West. They split the road dates against Eastern Michigan and Northern Illinois, and get bowl eligible with a win over Buffalo before getting by Miami University in the regular season finale.

2017 Ball State Cardinals Football Schedule Realistic Worst Case Scenario

Ball State loses on the road to Western Michigan and Akron, and loses to Toledo to exit from the MAC race before November. After losing to Eastern Michigan and Northern Illinois on the road, a losing season is guaranteed, but a win over Buffalo eases the pain a little bit. Realistically, with this schedule, if everything goes wrong, the Cardinals are 4-8 again.

2017 Ball State Cardinals Football Schedule

Sept. 2 at Illinois

Sept. 9 UAB

Sept. 16 Tennessee Tech

Sept. 23 at Western Kentucky

Sept. 30 at Western Michigan

Oct. 7 at Akron

Oct. 21 Central Michigan

Oct. 26 Toledo

Nov. 2 at Eastern Michigan

Nov. 9 at NIU

Nov. 16 Buffalo

Nov. 21 Miami Univ.

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