Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Ball State Cardinals 2016 Schedule Breakdown

The MAC schedule tour continues with Ball State:

9/2 at Georgia State
9/10 at Indiana
9/17 Eastern Kentucky
9/24 at Florida Atlantic
10/1 Northern Illinois
10/8 at Central Michigan
10/15 at Buffalo
10/22 Akron
11/1 Western Michigan
11/8 Eastern Michigan
11/16 at Toledo
11/22 at Miami (Ohio)

Notes: The Cardinals are hitting reset in 2016 as Pete Lembo bailed for an assistants job. Former QB Mike Neu has zero head coaching experience, and will try to lead his old school out of the dark ages.
The Cardinals should get a win over Georgia State on the road to start off, but then will fall to Indiana. The game against the EKU Colonels is a trap game. I give the Cardinals the edge...for now. They should be the dog at FAU in the final September game. I see a tentative 2-2 start.
October is very unfriendly for the Cardinals, as I see not one game where they should be favored. With an 0-4 month, Ball State will enter the home stretch at 2-6.
I see only one possible win in November, and that is a home game against Eastern Michigan. Losses to WMU, Toledo, and Miami will bury the Cardinals for 2016.
Overall Projected Record: 3-9

1 comment:

  1. Just to amend your above comment... Neu has zero "college" head coaching experience, having spent the bulk of his coaching time in the pros outside of a two year stint as the Tulane QB coach. He, however, has six years head coaching experience in the Arena League.