After Ball State finished its season with seven straight wins, including two wins over Top 25 opponents that resulted in a MAC Championship and the first ever bowl win in Ball State history, it was about time Ball State football got the respect it deserves.
After the 7-1 finish, Ball State’s first MAC Championship in over 20 years, and the program’s first ever bowl victory, expectations are now jet-fueled.
The senior from Loveland, Ohio contributed all four of Ball State’s offensive touchdowns, with three through the air and one on the ground, to go along with 273 yards on 20 for 32 passing.
Ball State head coach Mike Neu instilled in his team long ago that just making it to Detroit was not good enough. He wanted his team to go in Friday night and finish the job that had been in the works for the previous 12 months.