After Ball State finished its season with seven straight wins, including two wins over Top 25 opponents, it was about time Ball State football got the respect it deserves.
Martin, who entered the day sixth in the nation at 12.3 tackles per game, totaled nine total tackles, eight of which were solo, to go along with one sack and a tackle for loss.
The man who knotted the game up at 14 heading into the second half and earned himself Ball State’s defensive player of the game: AJ Uzodinma.
The defense finished the game only allowing seven points in the last 24 minutes.
There was one player who stood out above the rest — inside linebacker, Brandon Martin.
Against Miami, Ekpe was exactly what Sports Link GameDay LIVE Analyst, Jarin Matheny, said he would be for this Cardinals team: a playmaker.
After months of shutdowns, inactivity, uncertainty and cancellations — Ball State football is back.