Ball State at Eastern Michigan 10/12/19 - College Football Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 10/06/2019 at 11:09 PM ET

The Ball State Cardinals visit Rynearson Stadium in Ypsianti, Michigan on Saturday to play the Eastern Michigan Eagles. Ball State improve to 2-3 on the season following its 27-20 win over Northern Illinois in the opener of the Mid-American Conference schedule for both. Caleb Huntley rushed for 157 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Cardinals rallied from 14 points down to win.

Eastern Michigan fell to 3-2 on the season following its 42-16 loss to Central Michigan. Eastern Michigan gave up 589 total yards of offense to the Chippewas in the loss, including 310 on the ground. Mike Glass III threw for 193 yards in the loss and had a touchdown run of 1 yard, while also throwing a TD pass of 5 yards to Mathew Sexton.

Drew Pitt has thrown for 1,407 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions for Ball State. The leading rusher for the Cardinals is Caleb Hundley with 440 yards and five touchdowns. Riley Miller leads all Ball State receivers with 321 yards and two touchdowns. Jacob White leads Ball State in tackles with 53. 

Eastern Michigan quarterback Mike Glass III has thrown for 1,313 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions. Willie Parker is the leading rusher for the Eagles with 119 yards and one touchdown. Arthur Jackson III leads the Eagles in receiving with 237 yards and three touchdowns. Vince Calhoun is the leading tackler Eastern Michigan with 50.

Eastern Michigan has covered the number in 4 of the last 5 head-to-head meetings with Ball State. The Eagles have covered the number in 12 of the last 14 following a loss ATS and in 12 of the last 16 after allowing 200 or more yards rushing in the previous game. Ball State has failed to cover the number in 20 of its last 28 Mid-American Conference games. Final Score Prediction, Eastern Michigan Eagles win and cover ATS 31-28.

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