1. BALL STATE WIN TOTAL PREDICTION: WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN
You know how every once in a while a MAC team comes from out of left field and shocks the college football world?
Ball State was that team in 2008, and it’s been able to come up with a few good seasons since then. After five straight losing campaigns, now it’s time to come up with something special.
In all, 19 starters return – including both of the kickers – from a team that went 4-8 and was only close in one of the losses. This is when it all has to start to come together in the fourth year under head coach Mike Neu.
Set The Regular Season Win Total At … 6
The Cardinals won’t beat Indiana or NC State. They have to go to Northern Illinois and Western Michigan, and they have to host Toledo, Ohio and Florida Atlantic. The Cardinals should be good enough to win at least one of those MAC games and at least push FAU.
For this to be a good year, BSU has to beat Central Michigan and Miami University at home, take down Fordham without sweating hard, and then be strong enough to come up with a few upsets on the road.
There’s enough in place to be two wins better.