The Ball State Cardinals face the Western Illinois Leathernecks in week 1 2021 college football action from Scheumann Stadium on Thursday. This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.
Here’s how to follow along with all the action:
- When: Thursday 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
What to Know
The Ball State Cardinals will play against a Division II rival, the Western Illinois Leathernecks, in an early-season adjust Thursday at 7 p.m. ET at Scheumann Stadium. After a 7-1 record last year and a success in the Arizona Bowl, the Cardinals are coming in so as to start another quality season.
Ball State is the top choice in this one, with a normal 32-point (!) edge of triumph. It would take downright a wonder for WIU to pull off a success, however perhaps they can basically hold Ball State back from covering the spread.
The Western Illinois Leathernecks will hope to make some noise and take a step forward after a frustrating 2020 season that saw WIU go 1-5 before opting out of the season due to a lack of available players amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. Connor Sampson is back after leading the Leathernecks under center, throwing for 1,744 yards, 8 touchdowns and 6 interceptions while Ludovick Choquette and Iosefa Puaauli each return in the backfield after rushing for over 100 yards last year. All of Sampson’s top targets are back in Dallas Daniels, Dennis Houston and Tony Tate with each logging 350+ receiving yards last season. As a team, Western Illinois averaged 20 PPG while allowing 32.7 PPG last season.
Where can I watch Ball State vs Western Illinois Football 2021?
Once signed up for ESPN+, you can watch The Ball State vs. Western Illinois live on the ESPN app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4 or 5, Xbox One or Series X/S, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Samsung Smart TV, Oculus Go, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
How can I watch the Western Illinois vs Ball State Game online via live stream?
The game (7 p.m. ET start time) isn’t on TV anywhere, but anyone in the US can watch Western Illinois vs Ball State live on ESPN+
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