Martin, who entered the day sixth in the nation at 12.3 tackles per game, totaled nine total tackles, eight of which were solo, to go along with one sack and a tackle for loss.
Ball State moved to 4-1 on the season and is set to square off with 4-1 Western Michigan at Scheumann Stadium with a MAC West Championship on the line.
With a win today, the Cardinals would put themselves in position to win the MAC West title next week against Western Michigan.
This is an experienced defense that has seen a lot and been through a lot together. It’s do or die time for the Cardinals.
Saturday proves to be another close game. Five of the past six meetings between the Cardinals and the Chippewas have been decided by three points or fewer.
Now the Cardinals hit the road once again for a showdown in Ann Arbor versus the 2-0 Michigan Wolverines. Wednesday’s game tips at 7 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.
It was the best performance of the year for Drew Plitt, as Ball State’s redshirt senior quarterback led the Cardinals to a 27-24 win on the road against the Toledo Rockets.