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Fast Forward Wk 1 Ball State vs. Illinois “Inside The Numbers”

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 22: on October 22, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Ball State vs. Illinois
Notes:
Since 2011, Ball State is 2-2 against the Big 10. Ball State won those two games by a total score of 68-59 or 4.5 points per game. The Cardinals lost those two games by a total score of 47-33 or 7.0 points per game. Last season, Ball State lost to Indiana by a score of 30-20.

 

 

 

 
Ball State won 4 games in 2016 against 3 FBS opponents (Georgia State, FAU and Buffalo) with a combined overall record of 8-28 or .222%. The Cardinals won those games by a total score of 93-69 or 8.0 points per game. Ball State also defeated Eastern Kentucky (FCS) by a score of 41-14.

 

 
Ball State lost 8 games in 2016 against FBS opponents (Indiana, Northern Illinois, Central Michigan, Akron, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Toledo and Miami-OH) with a combined overall record of 57-46 or .553%. The Cardinals lost those games by a total score of 278-190 or 11.0 points per game.

 

 

 

 
Illinois won 3 games in 2016 against 2 FBS opponents (Rutgers and Michigan State) with a combined overall record of 5-19 or .208%. The Fighting Illini won those games by a total score of 55-34 or 10.5 points per game.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Illinois lost 9 games in 2016 against FBS opponents (North Carolina, Western Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Northwestern) with a combined overall record of 78-40 or .661%. The Fighting Illini lost those games by a total score of 346-129 or 24.1 points per game.

 

 

 
Since 2010, Illinois is 5-1 against the MAC. Illinois has won those five games by a total score of 177-66 or 22.2 points per game. Illinois only loss during that span was to Western Michigan last season by a score of 34-10.

 

 

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