While running back Caleb Huntley will certainly do Caleb Huntley things, watch for the passing game to thrive against Northern Illinois and its freshman duo of defensive ends and safeties.
Here’s what to watch for on Wednesday night with the Bronze Stalk trophy on the line.
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 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.
While the numbers for Huntley are eye popping, his performance was a display of hard-nosed, meat and potatoes football.
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.