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.
The Ball State Cardinals have something to prove when it hits the field tonight, welcoming division rival Eastern Michigan for the home opener of the 2020 season.
With both sides potentially facing an 0-2 start in MAC play, this game is a must win for both teams. Here’s what to watch for in Wednesday’s matchup against Eastern Michigan.
After being forced to miss most of last season with a devastating shoulder injury that required surgery, Martin returned to the gridiron better than ever.