2013 Ball State Cardinals football team

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2013 Ball State Cardinals football
Ball State Athletics wordmark.png
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division West Division
2013 record 10–3 (7–1 MAC)
Head coach Pete Lembo (3rd season)
Offensive coordinator Rick Skrosky (3rd season)
Defensive coordinator Jay Bateman (3rd season)
Home stadium Scheumann Stadium
(Capacity: 22,500)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Bowling Green x$   7 1         10 4  
Buffalo   6 2         8 5  
Ohio   4 4         7 6  
Akron   4 4         5 7  
Kent State   3 5         4 8  
UMass   1 7         1 11  
Miami   0 8         0 12  
West Division
Northern Illinois x   8 0         12 2  
Ball State   7 1         10 3  
Toledo   5 3         7 5  
Central Michigan   5 3         6 6  
Eastern Michigan   1 7         2 10  
Western Michigan   1 7         1 11  
Championship: Bowling Green 47, Northern Illinois 27
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 Ball State Cardinals football team represented Ball State University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by third-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 10–3, 7–1 in MAC play to finish in second place in the West Division. They were invited to the GoDaddy Bowl where they lost to Arkansas State.

Broadcasts[edit]

All Ball State games will be carried by the Ball State Radio Network on WLBC 104.1 FM.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 7:00 PM No. 13 (FCS) Illinois State* Scheumann StadiumMuncie, IN ESPN3 W 51–28   16,327
September 7 1:00 PM Army* Scheumann Stadium • Muncie, IN ESPN3 W 40–14   15,106
September 14 4:00 PM at North Texas* Apogee StadiumDenton, TX FSN L 27–34   14,747
September 21 1:00 PM at Eastern Michigan Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI ESPN3 W 51–20   5,402
September 28 3:00 PM Toledo Scheumann Stadium • Muncie, IN ESPN3 W 31–24   18,329
October 5 12:00 PM at Virginia* Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA ACCRSN W 48–27   38,228
October 12 3:00 PM Kent Statedagger Scheumann Stadium • Muncie, IN ESPN3 W 27–24   16,861
October 19 2:00 PM at Western Michigan Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, MI W 38–17   10,274
October 26 12:00 PM at Akron InfoCision StadiumAkron, OH ESPN+ W 42–24   16,119
November 6 8:00 PM Central Michigan Scheumann Stadium • Munice, IN ESPN2 W 44–24   9,494
November 13 8:00 PM at No. 20 Northern Illinois Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL (Battle for the Bronze Stalk) ESPN2 L 27–48   18,290
November 29 1:00 PM Miami (OH) Scheumann Stadium • Munice, IN ESPN3 W 55–14   6,784
January 5 9:00 PM vs. Arkansas State* Ladd Peebles StadiumMobile, AL (GoDaddy Bowl) ESPN L 20–23   36,119
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game Summaries[edit]

Illinois State[edit]

Illinois State at Ball State
1 234Total
Redbirds 14 707 28
• Cardinals 9 72114 51
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–5 1993 Ball State, 45–30

Army[edit]

Army at Ball State
1 234Total
Black Knights 7 070 14
• Cardinals 14 13103 40
  • Date: September 7
  • Location: Scheumann Stadium
    Muncie, IN
  • Game attendance: 15,106
  • Television network: ESPN3
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 2012 Ball State, 33–20

North Texas[edit]

Ball State at North Texas
1 234Total
Cardinals 20 700 27
• Mean Green 3 13810 34
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2009 North Texas, 20–10

Eastern Michigan[edit]

Ball State at Eastern Michigan
1 234Total
• Cardinals 27 7170 51
Eagles 6 770 20
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
31–21–2 2012 Ball State, 37–26

Toledo[edit]

Toledo at Ball State
1 234Total
Rockets 10 0014 24
• Cardinals 10 7014 31
  • Date: September 28
  • Location: Scheumann Stadium
    Muncie, IN
  • Television network: ESPN3
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–19–1 2012 Ball State, 34–27

Virginia[edit]

Ball State at Virginia
1 234Total
• Cardinals 7 101417 48
Cavaliers 10 773 27
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

Kent State[edit]

Kent State at Ball State
1 234Total
Golden Flashes 7 0710 24
• Cardinals 0 7137 27
  • Date: October 12
  • Location: Scheumann Stadium
    Muncie, IN
  • Television network: ESPN3
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–19 2012 Kent State, 45–43

Western Michigan[edit]

Ball State at Western Michigan
1 234Total
• Cardinals 3 14714 38
Broncos 3 0014 17
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–21 2012 Ball State, 30–24

Akron[edit]

Ball State at Akron
1 234Total
• Cardinals 14 1477 42
Zips 3 777 24
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–10–1 2010 Ball State, 37–30

Central Michigan[edit]

Central Michigan at Ball State
1 234Total
Chippewas 0 3714 24
• Cardinals 14 17103 44
  • Date: November 6
  • Location: Scheumann Stadium
    Muncie, IN
  • Television network: ESPN2
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
22–22–1 2012 Kent State, 41–30

Northern Illinois[edit]

Ball State at Northern Illinois
1 234Total
Cardinals 7 1730 27
#20 Huskies 3 17721 48
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–18–2 2012 Northern Illinois, 35–23

Miami (OH)[edit]

Miami (OH) at Ball State
1 234Total
RedHawks 0 000 0
Cardinals 0 000 0
  • Date: November 29
  • Location: Scheumann Stadium
    Muncie, IN
  • Television network: ESPNU or ESPN3
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–16–1 2012 Ball State, 31–24

Arkansas State-GoDaddy Bowl[edit]

GoDaddy Bowl
1 234Total
• Arkansas 0 1067 23
Cardinals 7 3010 20
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting Arkansas, 23–20

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