The Ball State Cardinals will host the nearly ranked Toledo Rockets later today to find out who fully takes the lead in a tight MAC West title race.
The Cardinals are coming off a close loss versus nationally ranked Northwestern. Jack Milas, who started BSU's first MAC game versus EMU is now out, and the true freshman Riley Neal is the new guy at quarterback. Neal was exceptional versus Northwestern a week ago, acting as a game manager and almost leading the Cardinals to a victory over the 17th ranked Wildcats.
Toledo is the MAC's underdog College Football Playoff pick so far, as the Rockets are off to a quick start with big wins over nationally ranked Arkansas and Iowa State. The Rockets' steamrolled the Sun Belt's Arkansas State Red Wolves last week, 37-7 to improve to 3-0.
This is the 41st all-time meeting between the conference rivals with Toledo leading the series 20-19-1.
Quick Game Info
Game time, date: October 3, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Indiana
TV: The game will be live on ESPN3.
Streaming: The game can be seen on the WatchESPN app, available on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for iOS and Android powered devices. Click here to watch live.
Radio: If in or near Muncie the game can be heard live on WLBC 104.1 FM and online if outside of the area on WLBC.com. Click here to listen live.
Odds: Most places have Toledo by 6.5. You can check out a fall list of NCAAF odds here.
Game preview: Click here for a full game preview.
Players to Watch
Riley Neal (QB, Ball State): Neal might have gone just 14-for-35 versus Northwestern, but the true-freshman kept the Cardinals in the game versus an exceptional Wildcats defense.
Darian Green (RB, Ball State): Green looks to continue his dominance in the backfield coming into this game.
Toledo's defense: The Rockets' defense has been a huge part of why they are winning games this year. Toledo only gave up 12 to Arkansas and 7 to Arkansas State.
Phillip Ely (QB, Toledo): Ely has done just enough for the Rockets this, helping them move to 3-0 from behind center.