2011 Ball State Cardinals football team

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2011 Ball State Cardinals football
Ball State Athletics wordmark.png
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division West
2011 record 6–6 (4–4 MAC)
Head coach Pete Lembo (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Rich Skrosky (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Jay Bateman (1st year)
Home stadium Scheumann Stadium
(Capacity: 22,500)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
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 Division
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 were 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 No. 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 No. 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

References[edit]