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The Ball State Cardinals and the Western Michigan Broncos will face off in a Mid-American clash at 2 p.m. ET Sept. 10 at Scheumann Stadium. Neither team wants a repeat from their last game since each was dealt a considerable defeat.
The night started off rough for the Cardinals last Thursday, and it ended that way, too. It’s hard to picture a worse loss than the 59-10 bruising that they suffered against the Tennessee Volunteers. Ball State was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 38 to nothing. QB John Paddock wasn’t much of a difference maker for Ball State; Paddock threw two interceptions.
There was early excitement for WMU after they claimed the game’s first points last week, but it was the Michigan State Spartans who ended up claiming the real prize. WMU’s bruising 35-13 loss to MSU might stick with them for a while. The Broncos were surely aware of their 20-point disadvantage in the point spread, but the foreknowledge did nothing to prevent the result. Their only offensive touchdown came from RB Sean Tyler.
Both teams will surely be fighting tooth and nail to get back into the win column after losses last week. We’ll see which team satisfies their hunger and which team leaves with an empty stomach.
1-0 in the MAC! pic.twitter.com/QyJpLSdJFv
𝕎 #BroncosReign pic.twitter.com/sE3YeqMwGq
Heartbreak.#1AAT x #WeFly pic.twitter.com/qhHYzTABnR
4 seconds left and Salopek just lobs a pass and time expires!
WMU takes the delay of game penalty.
Will punt from the 50. 4 seconds left to play
Tyler is stopped at the Ball State 45. Play clock and game clock about 5 second difference.
Ball State calls their final timeout with 1:37 left.
WMU leads 37-30. 2nd and 8 from the BSU 46
FIRST DOWN JEFFERSON!
Salopek hits Abbott over the middle but he’ll be a yard shy. Offense staying out on the field.
Tyler on the sweep gets it to the WMU 44. 3rd and 4 for the Broncos
.@seantyler04 takes it 60 yards to the 🏠!@WMU_Football | #MACtion pic.twitter.com/Ix6rPQB5WF
BRONCOS STOP THEM!!!
Timeout Ball State
Dorian Jackson with a good tackle and Ball State picks up just four yards. 4th and 8 and the Cardinals are going to go for it.
Big tackle for loss by the Broncos and its 3rd and 12 for BSU from the WMU 42
Ball State driving with it on the WMU 40
Kickoff is returned to BSU 24
Jefferson across the line for 2!
WMU leads 37-30!
7:33 left in the 4th#BroncosReign🐎
Holding call on BSU on WMU’s failed 2-point conversion attempt gives the Broncos a second chance.
TOUCHDOWN BRONCOS!!!! SEAN TYLER TAKES IT TO THE HOUSE FOR 60-YARDS! pic.twitter.com/A1pbQaIFLz
Correction make that the WMU 40. Abdus-Salaam bobbled the catch but never dropped the ball and the BSU player jumped in and tried to get it from him. Kick catch interference https://t.co/xsaL0uue2p
WMU takes over on its 25 after the fair catch.
Corey Crooms with a career-high nine receptions today! pic.twitter.com/UQbSWEvGFX
WMU forces Ball State to punt from their 34
What can’t he do?!@JackSalopek grabs the pass to secure the 2PT conversion!@WMU_Football | #MACtion pic.twitter.com/O31Hy4i5DW
Ball State gets a first down thanks to a roughing the passer call after an incomplete pass.
You 𝙒 𝙄 𝙇 𝘿 for this one @amir1son123 👀#1AAT x #WeFly x #SCTop10 pic.twitter.com/caITxDdS6k
The WMU QB slings his first collegiate TD to put the Broncos back on top!@WMU_Football | #MACtion pic.twitter.com/YMR65ljd1o
Interception stands but an illegal block called on the return will back Ball State up to their 8
Salopek is intercepted on the deep ball. Flag down on the far end of the field though.
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