Friday’s meeting at Ford Field will be the 12th all-time meeting between the two schools. The Cardinals own a 9-2 lead, but are 0-1 on a neutral field — 2008 in Detroit.
Saturday proves to be another close game. Five of the past six meetings between the Cardinals and the Chippewas have been decided by three points or fewer.
Ball State faces three MAC West contenders in a row to finish the regular season starting Saturday at Toledo.
Ball State (1-1) is looking to go into the home stretch above .500 with its final three games likely being the toughest tests of the 2020 season.
This week’s matchup between the Cardinals and Eagles is Ball State’s home opener at Scheumann Stadium. Sports Link GameDay LIVE starts at 6p.
It’s no secret that Ball State and Miami aren’t the best of friends. This year, the Cardinals face the defending MAC Champions in the first game of an adjusted six-game season.