The Ball State Cardinals (3-7) take on a familiar opponent when they host the Kent State Golden Flashes (1-9) on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Scheumann Stadium in a MAC battle.

Ball State has been a bottom-25 offense this year, ranking sixth-worst with 294.4 yards per contest. The defensive side of the ball is ranked 44th in the FBS (348.0 yards allowed per game). Kent State ranks fourth-worst in total yards per game (278.3), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 79th in the FBS with 387.3 total yards surrendered per contest.

We will break down all of the details about this contest, including how to watch on ESPN+.

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Kent State vs. Ball State Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • City: Muncie, Indiana
  • Venue: Scheumann Stadium

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Kent State vs. Ball State Key Statistics

Kent State Ball State
278.3 (130th) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 294.4 (128th)
387.3 (72nd) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 348.0 (41st)
113.0 (112th) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 148.3 (81st)
165.3 (119th) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 146.1 (127th)
10 (20th) Turnovers (Rank) 14 (66th)
8 (123rd) Takeaways (Rank) 9 (119th)

Kent State Stats Leaders

  • Michael Alaimo leads Kent State with 932 yards on 79-of-144 passing with two touchdowns compared to four interceptions this season.
  • The team's top rusher, Gavin Garcia, has carried the ball 110 times for 431 yards (43.1 per game) with two touchdowns.
  • Jaylen Thomas has run for 414 yards across 112 attempts, scoring two touchdowns.
  • Chrishon McCray's 610 receiving yards (61.0 yards per game) lead the team. He has 41 receptions on 73 targets with four touchdowns.
  • Trell Harris has 20 receptions (on 38 targets) for a total of 335 yards (33.5 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
  • Luke Floriea has racked up 284 reciving yards (28.4 ypg) and three touchdowns this season.

Ball State Stats Leaders

  • Layne Hatcher has 566 passing yards for Ball State, completing 65.3% of his passes and collecting four touchdowns this season.
  • Marquez Cooper has racked up 767 yards on 171 carries while finding the end zone three times. He's also caught 17 passes for 151 yards (15.1 per game).
  • Kiael Kelly has carried the ball 98 times for 499 yards (49.9 per game) and five touchdowns.
  • Qian Magwood's leads his squad with 335 yards as a receiver. He's racked up that yardage on 37 receptions (out of 57 targets) and scored one touchdown.
  • Ahmad Edwards has caught 25 passes for 282 yards (28.2 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
  • Tanner Koziol has been the target of 51 passes and racked up 32 receptions for 269 yards, an average of 26.9 yards per contest. He's found the end zone three times through the air this season.

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