Now sporting a 3-1 record and controlling its own destiny in the MAC West, Ball State finds itself in a position it could get used to.
Ball State has consistently played in close games in conference play, with eight of the last 11 games being decided by a score or less, including all three games this year.
Ball State faces three MAC West contenders in a row to finish the regular season starting Saturday at Toledo.
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.
It was a fantastic performance for the junior out of New Orleans, as he set a new career high in receiving yards (108).
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.