Ball State University Cardinals
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#175 Ohio U 63.5
vs. #176 Ball State -3

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 2:00pm EDT
Scheumann Stadium, Muncie
Written by Scott Reichel
Week nine of college football continues as Ohio travels to Scheumann Stadium to play against Ball State on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2:00 P.M. This will be the 26th meeting between these two teams. These two teams have not met since last season when the Bobcats beat the Cardinals at home by the score of 52-14.

Ohio Looks To Stay Atop MAC East Standings

Ohio has been a bit underwhelming at this point in time. Specifically, the Bobcats still have a losing record through seven games. However, despite the poor overall record, Ohio still has a 2-1 conference record which is good enough to have it in a three-way tie for in first place in MAC East Division. However, Ohio has yet to win consecutive games at any point this season and it will have another shot at changing that with a victory on Saturday. Unfortunately, this game will be on the road where Ohio has a 1-2 record. Leading the Bobcats offensively will be senior quarterback Nathan Rourke who has been great so far this season. Specifically, he has 1,612 passing yards along with ten passing touchdowns. In addition, he also leads the team with 409 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns so he is a huge threat in multiple ways. Look for Rourke to showcase his dual-threat ability once again on Saturday. Ohio's biggest threat on defense is junior cornerback Marlin Brooks who has been pretty good through the first seven games of the season. Specifically, he has one interception which is tied for the most on the team. In addition, he also has 22 solo tackles. Ohio's defense has been pretty underwhelming as a whole as it has given up 30.7 points per game so perhaps Brooks can create a spark in this game for the defense.
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