NCAAF

Ball State Cardinals vs Toledo Rockets

Ball State
Cardinals
5 - 4
Toledo
Rockets
6 - 3
November 08, 2022, 8:00 PM EST
 | Glass Bowl

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Ball State
Cardinals
5 - 4
Toledo
Rockets
6 - 3
November 08, 2022, 8:00 PM EST
 | Glass Bowl
  • First place in the MAC West Division is on the line Tuesday when the Toledo Rockets (6-3 SU, 4-5 ATS) host the surprising Ball State Cardinals (5-4, 4-5). Ball State has covered seven of its last eight visits to Toledo but opened as a 12-point underdog.

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    Cardinals vs Rockets Sportsbook Odds 

    The Rockets haven’t been a double-digit favorite since Week 2 but could be again on Tuesday after Sportsbook as 12-point home chalk. We haven’t seen a total as low as the 51.5 opener in any of the last 11 meetings between these conference rivals. 

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    Strong Running Game Has Cardinals In Contention For MAC Championship

    The Cardinals might be the most pleasant surprise in the MAC this year, entering November in contention for the West Division title. Ball State is 4-1 SU in its last five games following last Tuesday’s 27-20 win at Kent State, when the Cards drove 75 yards for the go-ahead touchdown late in regulation and then stopped the Golden Flashes on downs.

    Carson Steele ran for 192 yards against Kent State and now ranks fourth in the nation with 1,082 yards on the ground, averaging almost five yards per carry. Look for the Cardinals to keep feeding him the rock as they go up against a Toledo defense that is allowing nearly 160 rushing yards per contest.

    Each of the Cardinals’ last three victories has come with them as underdogs, and Ball State has historically been a tough out as a road dog. The Cards have stayed inside the number in 11 of their last 15 games when catching points as the visitors.

    Toledo Could Be Without Starting QB Once Again, But Won Last Week With Backup 

    Dynamic quarterback Dequan Finn could have to miss his second straight game as he recovers from a shoulder injury suffered on the final play of Toledo’s Week 8 loss at Buffalo. However, the Rockets have already shown they can get by without him, rallying for a 27-24 win last week at Eastern Michigan with backup Tucker Gleason under center.

    Making his first collegiate start, Gleason completed 16 of 27 passes for 238 yards and three touchdowns, adding 33 rushing yards on seven carries. The Georgia Tech transfer also came up big on Toledo’s final drive, connecting with Devin Maddox for a 36-yard passing play on fourth-and-10. The Rockets’ 23rd-ranked pass defense took things the rest of the way, icing the victory with a late interception. 

    Cardinals: Keys to Win

    Another strong outing on the ground from Steele can keep the Cardinals in the game, especially against a Toledo defense that has struggled to stop the run this season. Ball State has also played well over the years in the Glass Bowl, covering seven of its last eight visits.

    Rockets: Keys to Win

    Toledo has won and covered all four of its games this year at home, scoring at least 37 points in each of them and 50-plus on two occasions. Whether it’s Finn or Gleason at quarterback, jumping out to an early lead would allow the Rockets to rely on their strong pass defense and limit Steele’s touches for Ball State.

    College Football Computer Pick: Ball State +11.5

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    Shark Bites
    • Ball State is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 as a road dog.
    • Toledo is 4-0 SU and ATS in its last 4 home games.
    • Ball State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at Toledo.

Odds

Tuesday, November 8 Tue Nov 8


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+12
-135
+375
o51.5
-110
-12
-135
-500
u51.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+13.5
-108
+430
o53.5
-115
-13.5
-112
-535
u53.5
-105

Edge Finder

24.50
Total Score
35.89
245.63
Passing Yards
215.67
146.88
Rushing Yards
187.44
27:51
Time on Field
28:26
76.00
Number of Plays
68.56
5.16
Yards Per Play
5.89
24.50
Total Score
35.89
3.38
First Quarter
6.89
5.50
Second Quarter
13.78
8.38
Third Quarter
6.44
6.50
Fourth Quarter
8.78
245.63
Passing Yards
215.67
40.50
Pass Attempts
28.78
24.88
Pass Completions
16.89
0.75
Sacks
1.44
7.63
Sack Yards
9.44
9.87
Yards Per Pass
12.77
146.88
Rushing Yards
187.44
35.50
Rush Attempts
39.78
4.14
Yards Per Rush
4.71
1.13
Interceptions
1.00
1.00
Fumbles
1.78
0.63
Fumbles Lost
0.89
1.75
Total Turnovers
1.89
5.88
Penalties
6.44
55.75
Penalty Yards
50.33
27:51
Time on Field
28:26
76.00
Number of Plays
68.56
5.16
Yards Per Play
5.89
5.13
Punts
4.00
41.01
Punt Average
39.51
53.75
Return Yards
49.67

Head To Head

BALL
Stat Type TOL
4-6
Record
6-4
6-4
ATS
4-6
2-8
O/U
2-8
23.80
Score
30.90
156.50
Rush Yds
222.00
36.70
Pass Attempts
30.70
63.49
Completion %
62.87
243.50
Passing Yds
247.40
400
Total Yds
469.4
1.60
Turnovers
2.00
BALL
Stat Type TOL
2-1
Record
1-2
2-1
ATS
1-2
1-2
O/U
1-2
30.33
Score
20.00
213.00
Rush Yds
150.67
29.33
Pass Attempts
32.67
65.91
Completion %
59.18
233.33
Passing Yds
250.00
446.33
Total Yds
400.67
1.00
Turnovers
2.00
Sep 25/21 (1 of 10)
BALL
Stat Type TOL
Home
Away
12
Score
22
+4.5
ATS
-4.5
56.5 o
O/U
56.5 u
122
Rush Yds
272
36
Pass Attempts
20
58.33
Completion %
60.00
190
Passing Yds
172
312
Total Yds
444
1
Turnovers
1
Nov 28/20 (2 of 10)
BALL
Stat Type TOL
Away
Home
27
Score
24
+10
ATS
-10
67.5 o
O/U
67.5 u
143
Rush Yds
42
35
Pass Attempts
40
74.29
Completion %
75.00
304
Passing Yds
407
447
Total Yds
449
1
Turnovers
2
Oct 19/19 (3 of 10)
BALL
Stat Type TOL
Home
Away
52
Score
14
-3
ATS
+3
57.5 o
O/U
57.5 u
374
Rush Yds
138
17
Pass Attempts
38
64.71
Completion %
42.11
206
Passing Yds
171
580
Total Yds
309
1
Turnovers
3
Oct 31/18 (4 of 10)
BALL
Stat Type TOL
Away
Home
13
Score
45
+19.5
ATS
-19.5
64 o
O/U
64 u
94
Rush Yds
204
48
Pass Attempts
35
62.50
Completion %
71.43
343
Passing Yds
327
437
Total Yds
531
5
Turnovers
5
Oct 26/17 (5 of 10)
BALL
Stat Type TOL
Home
Away
17
Score
58
+26.5
ATS
-26.5
54.5 o
O/U
54.5 u
204
Rush Yds
335
37
Pass Attempts
18
48.65
Completion %
44.44
105
Passing Yds
267
309
Total Yds
602
0
Turnovers
1
Nov 16/16 (6 of 10)
BALL
Stat Type TOL
Away
Home
19
Score
37
+20
ATS
-20
68.5 o
O/U
68.5 u
133
Rush Yds
179
49
Pass Attempts
39
67.35
Completion %
64.10
260
Passing Yds
325
393
Total Yds
504
1
Turnovers
1
Oct 3/15 (7 of 10)
BALL
Stat Type TOL
Home
Away
10
Score
24
+5.5
ATS
-5.5
54.5 o
O/U
54.5 u
26
Rush Yds
280
37
Pass Attempts
22
62.16
Completion %
72.73
236
Passing Yds
164
262
Total Yds
444
1
Turnovers
2
Sep 20/14 (8 of 10)
BALL
Stat Type TOL
Away
Home
23
Score
34
+14.5
ATS
-14.5
60 o
O/U
60 u
175
Rush Yds
318
27
Pass Attempts
22
55.56
Completion %
59.09
176
Passing Yds
152
351
Total Yds
470
0
Turnovers
2
Sep 28/13 (9 of 10)
BALL
Stat Type TOL
Home
Away
31
Score
24
-1.5
ATS
+1.5
67 o
O/U
67 u
128
Rush Yds
141
39
Pass Attempts
46
69.23
Completion %
73.91
335
Passing Yds
274
463
Total Yds
415
3
Turnovers
2
Nov 6/12 (10 of 10)
BALL
Stat Type TOL
Away
Home
34
Score
27
+6.5
ATS
-6.5
70.5 o
O/U
70.5 u
166
Rush Yds
311
42
Pass Attempts
27
69.05
Completion %
51.85
280
Passing Yds
215
446
Total Yds
526
3
Turnovers
1

Team Records

BALL
Record TOL
5-4
All
6-3
3-2
Home
4-0
2-2
Away
2-3
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
4-5
ATS
4-5
2-3
ATS Home
3-1
2-2
ATS Away
1-4
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
3-6
O/U
5-4
2-3
O/U Home
2-2
1-3
O/U Away
3-2
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
BALL
Record TOL
3-2
All
4-1
1-2
Home
2-0
2-0
Away
2-1
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
3-2
ATS
3-2
1-2
ATS Home
2-0
2-0
ATS Away
1-2
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
2-3
O/U
3-2
2-1
O/U Home
1-1
0-2
O/U Away
2-1
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
BALL
Record TOL
5-4
All
6-3
3-2
Home
4-0
2-2
Away
2-3
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
4-5
ATS
4-5
2-3
ATS Home
3-1
2-2
ATS Away
1-4
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
3-6
O/U
5-4
2-3
O/U Home
2-2
1-3
O/U Away
3-2
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
7:00pm Partly Cloudy
8ºC / 46ºF
76% Humidity
2% Precipitation
54% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 8
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Nov 1, 2022KENT27-20W+7/61.5-W/U1962384382251754081
Oct 22, 2022EMU16-20L-2.5/57.5-L/U1141782921611973583
Oct 15, 2022UCONN25-21W-9.5/47.5-L/U209147356194129323-1
Oct 8, 2022CMU17-16W+7.5/63.5-W/U1281222501302103400
Oct 1, 2022NIU44-38W+3.5/58.5-W/O774034803321945260
Sep 24, 2022GASO23-34L+9.5/67-L/U1583384961643104741
Sep 17, 2022MURRAY31-0W-21/53-W/U2592174768768155-2
Sep 10, 2022WMU30-37L+6.5/51.5-L/O156291447207230437-1
Sep 1, 2022TENN10-59L+37/66.5-L/O742693432183515692
Dec 25, 2021GAST20-51L+6.5/53-L/O742933672592054642
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DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Oct 29, 2022EMU27-24W-4/54-L/U136232374118742171
Oct 22, 2022BUFF27-34L-7/56-L/O1982404381532453985
Oct 15, 2022KENT52-31W-7/62.5-W/O2272634902311623930
Oct 8, 2022NIU52-32W-6.5/60-W/O159190349140284424-4
Oct 1, 2022CMU38-17W-6.5/56-W/U26118644733252285-2
Sep 24, 2022SDST14-17L-2.5/44.5-L/U122254376217652823
Sep 17, 2022OSU21-77L+31/63-L/O1241833072814827632
Sep 10, 2022UMASS55-10W-28/49-W/O23417741120548253-1
Sep 1, 2022LIU37-0W-47.5/57-L/U22621644245681130
Dec 17, 2021MTSU24-31L-10.5/50-L/O2352124471592764350
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