Ball State (2-4, 1-2) will host Sun Belt member Georgia State on Saturday as the Cardinals finish their non-conference slate for 2015.
Ball State has suffered three straight losses since winning their last game versus Eastern Michigan. Last week the Cards struggled to keep up with Northern Illinois despite a great outing from true freshman Riley Neal. The Cardinals allowed Drew Hare to hit almost 90 percent of his passes and the Huskies rolled to a 59-41 victory in DeKalb.
The Panthers (1-4, 1-1) are in the midst of a three-game losing streak heading into battle with the MAC-West Cardinals. Georgia State lost their game last week versus Appalachian State last Saturday by a score of 37-3, and the Panthers only have one win this season, which came earlier this year in Sun Belt play versus New Mexico State.
This is the first ever matchup between Georgia State and Ball State.
Quick Game Info
Game date, time: October 17th, kickoff scheduled for 3:00pm EST.
Location: Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Indiana.
TV/Steaming: ESPN3. Click here to watch live.
Radio: Ball State Radio Network (91.3 FM, WCRD), PantherVision Radio (Georgia State). Click here to listen live.
Odds: Ball State is a 15.5 point favorite, and the over/under is currently set at 64. Click here for a full list of NCAAF odds.
Players to Watch:
Riley Neal - QB, Ball State: Neal has thrown for nearly 1,200 yards this season and has used his mobility to turn himself into a duel-threat quarterback of sorts. The Freshman has provided spark to a Ball State offense that struggled without him.
Ball State Defense: The Cards defense has struggled to hold down opponents' passing games this season, and with Georgia State leading the Sun Belt in passing yards, the Cards defense is up for challenge.
Penny Hart - WR, Georgia State: Hart isn't big, but he's a big deal. The 5'9 freshman leads the Panthers in receiving and is averaging over 15 yards per catch.
Nick Arbuckle- QB, Georgia State: Arbuckle leads the conference in passing yards, throwing for over 1500 yards so far on the season. He'll need a great game if the Panthers are able to take their second FBS-level win back to Atlanta.