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Buffalo @ Ball State

Current Records: Buffalo 4-7; Ball State 5-6

What to Know

A Mid-American battle is on tap between the Buffalo Bulls and the Ball State Cardinals at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday at Scheumann Stadium. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'

Buffalo fought the good fight in their overtime game against the Northern Illinois Huskies on Wednesday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 33-27. The contest was a 10-10 toss-up at halftime, but the Bulls were outplayed the rest of the way. Buffalo's loss came about despite a quality game from RB Dylan McDuffie, who rushed for one TD and 125 yards on 29 carries.

Meanwhile, Ball State lost to the Central Michigan Chippewas at home by a decisive 37-17 margin. RB Carson Steele put forth a good effort for the losing side as he punched in one rushing touchdown.

Buffalo is expected to lose this next one by 6.5. Those sticking with them against the spread have guts, to put it politely, as the squad has let down bettors in their past three games.

The losses put Buffalo at 4-7 and Ball State at 5-6. A pair of defensive stats to keep an eye on: The Bulls are stumbling into the matchup with the 234th most rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 26 on the season. The Cardinals have had an even harder time: they are 210th worst in the nation in rushing touchdowns allowed, with 21 on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Scheumann Stadium -- Muncie, Indiana
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $17.00


The Cardinals are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Bulls, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 6.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Ball State have won two out of their last three games against Buffalo.

  • Dec 18, 2020 - Ball State 38 vs. Buffalo 28
  • Nov 16, 2017 - Buffalo 40 vs. Ball State 24
  • Oct 15, 2016 - Ball State 31 vs. Buffalo 21