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BSU football beats Buffalo 20-3, becomes bowl eligible

By Stan Sollars, IPR News | Published on in Ball State, Sports
Ball State Head Football Coach Mike Neu celebrates Tuesday night's win over Buffalo 20-3. (BSU photo)

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.