Broncos Down Ball State 45-16 - Match Report
The battle between the Broncos and Cardinals didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Ball State was handed a 45-16 defeat on Saturday at Scheumann Stadium.
Western Michigan was an underdog by 5.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 49.5.
Alex Carder completed 17 of 29 pass attempts for 265 yards for the Broncos in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
MiQuale Lewis rushed for 64 yards for Ball State, while Eric Williams added 54 yards. Kelly Page threw for 94 yards for the Cardinals, while receivers Jack Tomlinson and Torieal Gibson had 30 and 21 yards respectively.
Ball State was outgained by Western Michigan 480-348 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 21-18 by the Broncos.
The time of possession battle favored Western Michigan as their offense was on the field for 33:06, longer than the 26:54 of their opponents.
Next game, Western Michigan takes its act on the road to face Notre Dame looking for another win. For Ball State, they head home to face Eastern Michigan.