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 year)
Offensive coordinator Rick Skrosky (3rd year)
Defensive coordinator Jay Bateman (3rd year)
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 2 3 4 Total
Redbirds 14 7 0 7 28
• Cardinals 9 7 21 14 51
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–5 1993 Ball State, 45–30

Army[edit]

Army at Ball State
1 2 3 4 Total
Black Knights 7 0 7 0 14
• Cardinals 14 13 10 3 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 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 20 7 0 0 27
• Mean Green 3 13 8 10 34
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2009 North Texas, 20–10

Eastern Michigan[edit]

Ball State at Eastern Michigan
1 2 3 4 Total
• Cardinals 27 7 17 0 51
Eagles 6 7 7 0 20
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
31–21–2 2012 Ball State, 37–26

Toledo[edit]

Toledo at Ball State
1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 10 0 0 14 24
• Cardinals 10 7 0 14 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 2 3 4 Total
• Cardinals 7 10 14 17 48
Cavaliers 10 7 7 3 27
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

Kent State[edit]

Kent State at Ball State
1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Flashes 7 0 7 10 24
• Cardinals 0 7 13 7 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 2 3 4 Total
• Cardinals 3 14 7 14 38
Broncos 3 0 0 14 17
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–21 2012 Ball State, 30–24

Akron[edit]

Ball State at Akron
1 2 3 4 Total
• Cardinals 14 14 7 7 42
Zips 3 7 7 7 24
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–10–1 2010 Ball State, 37–30

Central Michigan[edit]

Central Michigan at Ball State
1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 0 3 7 14 24
• Cardinals 14 17 10 3 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 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 17 3 0 27
#20 Huskies 3 17 7 21 48
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–18–2 2012 Northern Illinois, 35–23

Miami (OH)[edit]

Miami (OH) at Ball State
1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 0 0 0 0 0
Cardinals 0 0 0 0 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 2 3 4 Total
• Arkansas 0 10 6 7 23
Cardinals 7 3 0 10 20
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting Arkansas, 23–20

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