Ball State’s football Cardinals secured bowl eligibility last night at Scheuman Stadium by defeating Buffalo 20 to 3.
The Cardinals’ defense stepped up with four interceptions and pitched a near shutout. An early interception by Ball State’s Malcolm Lee led to an 11-play drive ending with BSU quarterback Drew Plitt running one yard for a score. Plitt later threw for 176 yards, and a touchdown.
The Cards’ Special Teams unit punted the ball to inside of the five yard line, three times, pinning back the Bulls.
Ball State ends its regular season with a 6-and-6 overall record, and a 4-and-4 tally in the MAC West.
The Cardinals likely will be tapped for a bowl game. This is the third time in the history of the program the Cards will play in a bowl game in consecutive years.