Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI
Among the Week Three contests this week is the first 2015 MAC vs MAC matchup. Ball State is at Eastern Michigan. The latter is coming off a 48-29 victory at Wyoming. Ball State, meanwhile, took a 56-23 loss at Texas A&M.
The Eagles rolled u 506 yards of offense with Brogan Roback at quarterback. Roback connected on 17 of 24 passes for 330 yards with three TDs and no interceptions.
-- After opening with a three-and-out at Wyoming, the Eagles scored on their next six possessions to take a 38-7 lead heading into intermission.
-- Eastern is showing signs of gelling on offense in the second year under offensive coordinator Kalen DeBoer. They have 82 points and 950 yards over the first the first two contests. The Eagles hit
those levels about mid-season in 2014.
-- RB Shaq Vann led the Eagles rushing attack with 129 yards on 16 carries. He tallied two touchdowns.
-- Linebacker Great Ibe leads the team in tackles (19) this season.
-- Dustin Creel has six receptions for 100 yards with two TDs.
BALL STATE ( 1-1, 0-0 MAC)
-- The Cardinals have eight TDs on the year, and seven came via the ground game.
-- Once inside the red zone, BSU has been putting up points. The Cardinals have scored on 11 of 12 trips into the zone for the season.
-- Freshman Ryan Neal completed 11 of 19 for 116 yards last week against the Aggies. Neal got his first collegiate action after taking over in the second quarter. In addition to his passing, Neal added 57 yards rushing.
-- Darian Green and James Gilbert each for 11 carries last week. Green totaled 97 yards with a TD, while Gilbert had 70 yards and a score. Riley Neal added 57 yards as BSU totaled 240 yards via the ground game.
-- Junior defensive end Joshua Posley, a transfer from the University of Cincinnati, leads BSU with 4.0 TFL.