We have a lot of great sites here at SB Nation, but there are times when you have to look out in the great abyss of the Internet for help. Thankfully, the guys at Over the Pylon are a beacon of hope for Ball State Cardinals fans, and they were more than happy to talk a little football before Saturday's game. In this edition of Bulls Recon, we talk about BSU's big win against Indiana, who to keep an eye out for, and new coach Pete Lembo.
1. First off, congrats on the win against Indiana. How big of a victory was this for you and the program?
5. Predictions for Saturday?
While I would love to sit here and feel confident about a victory, there are some things that give me pause. First and foremost, it's the first true road game for the team. It's also against a far better opponent than we just beat by only 7 on a neutral field. There's also the potential letdown after a large win in front of a great crowd and the team getting lauded all week on campus. Having said that, I watched USF on Saturday and despite the final score, they are certainly beatable. I think if both teams play mistake-free, then it's probably a 10 to 14 point win for USF. However, if USF makes mistakes and BSU is able to capitalize, then it could very well be a Cardinal victory. I'll go with a small hybrid of the two, and USF escapes with a 31-28 victory in a hard fought game decided by a late field goal or a special teams highlight.
Thanks again to the guys at OtP for helping out. Make sure to head on over to see my answers to his questions later on this week.