2011 Ball State Cardinals football team

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2011 Ball State Cardinals football
Ball state text logo.jpg
Conference Mid-American Conference West
2011 record 6–6 (4–4 MAC)
Head coach Pete Lembo (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Rich Skrosky
Defensive coordinator Jay Bateman
Home stadium Scheumann Stadium
(Capacity: 22,500)
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »
2011 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Ohio xy   6 2         10 4  
Temple   5 3         9 4  
Kent State   4 4         5 7  
Bowling Green   3 5         5 7  
Miami   3 5         4 8  
Buffalo   2 6         3 9  
Akron   0 8         1 11  
West
Northern Illinois xy   7 1         11 3  
Toledo x   7 1         9 4  
Western Michigan   5 3         7 6  
Ball State   4 4         6 6  
Eastern Michigan   4 4         6 6  
Central Michigan   2 6         3 9  
Championship: NIU 23, Ohio 20
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Ball State Cardinals football team represented Ball State University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cardinals were led by first year head coach Pete Lembo and played their home games at Scheumann Stadium. They are a member of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 6–6, 4–4 in MAC play to finish in a tie for fourth place in the West Division.

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 7:00 PM vs. Indiana* Lucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis, IN ESPN3 W 27–20   40,224
September 10 7:00 PM at #22 South Florida* Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL L 7–37   45,113
September 17 7:00 PM Buffalo Scheumann StadiumMuncie, IN W 28–25   8,964
September 24 2:00 PM Army* Scheumann Stadium • Muncie, IN ESPN3 W 48–21   15,288
October 1 7:00 PM at #1 Oklahoma* Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK L 6–62   84,921
October 8 2:00 PM Templedagger Scheumann Stadium • Muncie, IN L 0–42   11,874
October 15 3:30 PM at Ohio Peden StadiumAthens, OH W 23–20   23,146
October 22 2:00 PM Central Michigan Scheumann Stadium • Muncie, IN W 31–27   7,160
October 29 2:00 PM at Western Michigan Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, MI L 35–45   16,548
November 5 12:00 PM at Eastern Michigan Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI ESPN3 W 33–31   3,288
November 15 7:00 PM at Northern Illinois Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL (Battle for the Bronze Stalk) ESPNU L 38–41   12,391[2]
November 25 2:00 PM Toledo Scheumann Stadium • Muncie, IN ESPNU L 28–45   6,873
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Roster[edit]

2011 Ball State Cardinals football roster

Quarterbacks

  • 5 Kelly Page -Redshirt Junior
  • 10 Keith Wenning -Sophomore
  • 16 Brooks Medaris -Redshirt Sophomore
  • 19 Taylor Bockrath -Freshman

Running backs

  • 4 Horactio Banks -Freshman
  • 7 Cory Sykes -Senior
  • 21 David Jones -Redshirt Sophomore
  • 33 Barrington Scott -Redshirt Sophomore
  • 38 Jahwan Edwards -Freshman
  • 39 Nick Najem -Redshirt Freshman
  • 45 Dwayne Donigan -Redshirt Junior
  • -- Toney Williams -Junior

Fullbacks

  • 35 Keenan Noel -Freshman

Wide receivers

  • 1 Briggs Orsbon -Senior (C)
  • 2 Jared Scaringe -Redshirt Freshman
  • 2 Jamill Smith -Redshirt Sophomore
  • 3 Willie Snead IV -Freshman
  • 6 Dion Lewis -Redshirt Freshman
  • 12 Torieal Gibson -Senior
  • 28 Richard Saint-Victor -Senior
  • 80 Chris Shillings -Freshman
  • 81 Connor Ryan-Redshirt Sophomore
  • 82 Shane Belle -Redshirt Freshman
  • 83 Trey Gardner -Freshman
  • 85 Jack Tomlinson -Sophomore
  • 86 Ryan Summers -Redshirt Freshman
  • 87 Jacolby Owens -Freshman

Tight ends

  • 11 Aaron Mershman -Redshirt Sophomore
  • 40 Dylan Curry -Freshman
  • 43 Jacob Green -Redshirt Sophomore'
  • 84 Derek Orr -Redshirt Freshman
  • 88 Zane Fakes -Redshirt Sophomore
  • 89 David Schneider -Sophomore'
 

Offensive line

  • 54 Jerrod Gray -Redshirt Senior
  • 61 Taylor Hoke -Redshirt Freshman
  • 63 Chris Sparrow -Junior
  • 64 David Raffin -Redshirt Freshman
  • 65 Jalen Schlachter -Freshman
  • 66 Kreg Hunter -Redshirt Senior (C)
  • 70 Jordan Hansel -Sophomore
  • 71 Bryan Ford -Freshman
  • 72 Cameron Lowry -Redshirt Junior
  • 73 Dan Manick -Redshirt Junior
  • 74 Tyler Rayburn -Freshman
  • 75 Matthew Page -Redshirt Sophomore
  • 76 Rayondon Kennedy -Redshirt Senior
  • 77 Austin Holtz -Redshirt Junior
  • 78 Kevin Gall -Redshirt Senior
  • 79 Kitt O'Brien -Junior

Linebackers

  • 8 Travis Freeman -Junior
  • 15 Aaron Morris -Sophomore
  • 17 Zac Jordan -Redshirt Senior
  • 26 Avery Bailey -Freshman
  • 32 Lorren Womack -Redshirt Senior
  • 42 Julian Boyd -Freshman
  • 46 Michael Ayers -Freshman
  • 47 Tony Martin -Junior
  • 48 Justin Cruz -Junior
  • 50 Trent Toothman -Freshman
  • 51 Steve Spence -Senior
  • 53 Ben Ingle -Freshman
  • -- Jonathan Newsome -Junior

Defensive Ends

  • 41 Andrew Puthoff -Redshirt Senior (C)
  • 44 Ryan Hartke -Redshirt Senior
  • 52 Nick Miles -Freshman
  • 56 Anthony Kukwa -Freshman
  • 91 Chris Hinton -Redshirt Sophomore
  • 95 Matt Fox -Freshman
 

Defensive Tackles

  • 90 Harold Hogue -Redshirt Sophomore
  • 92 Nathan Ollie -Sophomore
  • 93 Joel Cox -Sophomore
  • 97 Donovan Jarrett -Junior
  • 98 Ian Anderson -Freshman
  • 99 Adam Morris -Senior (C)

Cornerbacks

  • 6 Jason Pinkston -Junior
  • 13 Armand Dehaney -Junior
  • 16 Curtez Hawkins -Redshirt Freshman
  • 21 Keith Lee -Sophomore
  • 22 Quinton Cooper -Sophomore
  • 24 Jeffery Garrett -Sophomore
  • 27 Kendall Moore -Redshirt Sophomore
  • 28 Andre Dawson -Redshirt Junior
  • 34 Odis Prunty -Sophomore
  • 36 Eric Patterson -Freshman

Safeties

  • 20 Joshua Howard -Senior
  • 23 Kyle Hoke -Senior
  • 25 Sean Baker -Redshirt Senior (C)
  • 29 Brian Jones -Redshirt Freshman
  • 30 J.C. Wade -Redshirt Freshman
  • 37 Christopher Calloway -Freshman
  • 39 Brandon Kish -Redshirt Sophomore
  • 49 Joseph Fazio -Redshirt Sophomore
  • 58 Kenneth Lee -Junior
 

Punters

  • 18 Scott Kovanda -Redshirt Junior
  • 44 Augustus Ervin -Redshirt Freshman

Place Kickers

Long Snappers

  • 57 Garrett Mack -Redshirt Freshman

Head Coach

  • Pete Lembo

Coordinators/Assistant Coaches

  • Rich Skrosky - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
  • Jay Bateman - Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
  • Justin Lustig - Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Coach
  • Keith Gaither - Wide Receivers Coach
  • John Strollo - Offensive Line Coach
  • Joey Lynch - Tight Ends Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
  • Chad Wilt - Defensive Line Coach
  • Terry Lantz - Safeties Coach
  • Darryl Dixon - Defensive Backs Coach

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