Eastern Michigan vs. Ball State Prediction, Game Preview

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Eastern Michigan came up with a shocking and important win over Wyoming last week, but now it starts out MAC life against a Ball State team.

Ball State vs. Eastern MIchigan Preview & Prediction


Date: Saturday, September 19
Game Time: 3:00
Venue: Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Network: ESPN3

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Why You Need To Care

All of a sudden, Eastern Michigan is interesting. The Eagles did what they never do – and that means ever, like, decades ever – and that’s come up with a non-conference road win, blasting Wyoming 48-29. After pushing Old Dominion in the opener, this really might be a different and better EMU team. On the other side, Ball State is trying to pick up the pieces after getting ripped apart by Texas A&M. This is the second road game for the Cardinals in a rough run of four in five weeks, while EMU has to take advantage of its home dates with this part of a run of three in the first month.

Why Ball State Will Win

The Eagles can’t stop the run. Old Dominion and Ray Lawry ran well with the team coming up with 229 yards and four scores. Last week, Wyoming went wild for 430 yards and four touchdowns, coming up with big gain after big gain. The Ball State rushing attack has started out great with 229 yards against VMI and 240 against Texas A&M with seven scores on the year.

Why Eastern MIchigan Will Win

So how did EMU beat Wyoming? The offense didn’t turn the ball over like it did against Old Dominion, and the passing game went off. Everything clicked with several good downfield plays and lots of yards after the catch, coming up with 330 yards and three touchdowns. It was helped by a huge day from …

Player Who Matters

Brogan Roback. The Eastern Michigan sophomore was on fire against Wyoming, hitting 71% of his passes for 330 yards and three touchdowns. The big plays kept on coming, with freshman Eddie Daugherty coming up with the killer finishing with 105 yards and a score on three grabs. EMU is starting to open it up.

What’s Going To Happen?

Eastern Michigan might be feeling it, and it might be playing well, but Ball State will run and keep on running with Darian Green and James Gilbert each coming up with huge days. It’ll be a fun game with lots of scoring.

Ball State vs. Eastern Michigan Score Prediction

Final Score: Ball State 38, Eastern Michigan 31, Line: Ball State -6, o/u: 64.5

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