The Northern Illinois Huskies travel to Muncie, Indiana to clash with rivals Ball State for the Bronze Stalk Trophy. Northern, (6-2, 3-1 MAC) is aiming to keep pace with the MAC West leaders Toledo and Western Michigan with a win. Meanwhile, Ball State (3-5, 2-2 MAC) will try to build off their current two game win streak involving wins over Central Michigan in Mount Pleasant, and Akron at home.
Ball State leads the all time head to head, 20-19-2. Yet NIU has dominated the rivalry since the implementation of The Bronze Stalk Trophy, 5-1, winning the past five years running. In last year's meeting, which was deemed the MAC game of the year, Northern Illinois scored 21 unanswered points in the last six minutes of the game, en route to a 48-27 Huskie victory in DeKalb.
When: 8:00 PM EDT (7 PM Central)
Where: Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, Indiana
Radio: Ball State fans can listen to the game on 93.1 WRCD (Muncie) NIU fans can listen on either 670 AM The Score (Chicago) or 98.9 FM (DeKalb)
Streaming: ESPN3 (Watch ESPN App)