The Redbird Rivalry is real, and it’s going to kick off under the weeknight lights, as the Miami RedHawks begin their MAC title defense against the MAC West upstart Ball State Cardinals at 7 p.m. EST tonight.
The RedHawks return a lot of the roster which propelled them to the program’s first MAC title game since 2010 last season, including MAC Freshman Player of the Year QB Brett Gabbert (brother of Blaine) and third-team all-MAC cornerback Emmanuel Rugamba, who returns after previously opting out of the season due to COVID-19.
The Cardinals, meanwhile, have a mix of old and new parts looking to make some noise in a stacked West division, including QB Drew Plitt, RB Caleb Huntley, WR Justin Hall and CB AJ Uzodinma II. It’s a key year for the team, as Mike Neu has finally turned over the roster and hopes to show how much work has gone into making the team better.
The weather should hold up in Oxford, Ohio with an expected temp of 57 degrees and partly cloudy skies at kickoff, per Weather.com. The line in this game has shifted recently, with Miami now only a one-point favorite against the Cardinals, with an over/under at 56, per OddsShark.
You can read out full game preview here.
Here’s how you can catch the game:
How to watch/stream/listen:
- TV options: The game will be aired nationally on CBS Sports Network. A valid cable subscription is needed for viewing.
- Streaming options: CBSSN can be streamed on Hulu Live TV, YouTubeTV, Fubo, AT&T TV Now, and CBS All-Access.
- Radio options: For a Ball State perspective, tune in to WLBC-FM 104.1. For a Miami perspective, tune in to WMOH-AM 1450.