California was besieged by wildfires all summer, torching more than four million acres of land, leaving thousands without homes and 31 dead.
The Bronze Stalk Trophy was on the line, as well as an opportunity for the winner of this game to cement its place as a real contender in the MAC West.
Last week’s win over the Eagles proved what many people thought already about this Ball State team — the offense is prolific.
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.
Ball State was the first FBS team to reach out to the then junior from Billerica, Massachusetts, which meant the world to him.
The Wednesday night matchup was the first game of the season for both the Cardinals and Eagles in the Mid-American Conference West Division, with Ball State coming out on top, 38-31.