Ball State Falls 59-21 to Huskies - Recap
The battle between the Huskies and Cardinals didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Ball State was handed a 59-21 defeat on Saturday at Scheumann Stadium.
Northern Illinois was a favorite by 15.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 52.5.
Chandler Harnish completed 15 of 22 pass attempts for 247 yards for the Huskies in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Cardinals defense.
Eric Williams rushed for 63 yards for Ball State, while David Brown added 25 yards. Kelly Page threw for 131 yards for the Cardinals, while receivers Jack Tomlinson and Briggs Orsbon had 106 and 40 yards respectively.
Northern Illinois outgained Ball State 442-268 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 21-10 by the Huskies.
The time of possession battle favored Northern Illinois as their offense was on the field for 32:44, longer than the 27:16 of their opponents.