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    Two of the top offensive performers in college football will be featured when QB Kurtis Rourke and the Ohio Bobcats (7-3) visit running back Carson Steele and the Ball State Cardinals (5-5) on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

    The Cardinals are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+4), against the Bobcats (with an over/under of 53 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Ohio vs. Ball State

    • Game Day: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Muncie, Indiana
    • Stadium: Scheumann Stadium
    Bobcats vs Cardinals Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Bobcats -4 -112 -110 53 -110 -112 -183 +149

    Ohio Betting Insights

    • Ball State has gone 5-5-0 ATS this season.
    • In games this year in which they were an underdog by 4 points or more, the Cardinals have a 3-3 record against the spread.
    • Three of Ball State’s 10 games with a set total have hit the over (30%).

    Ohio Stats & Insights

    • Despite sporting a bottom-25 defense that ranks eighth-worst in the FBS (465.0 yards allowed per game), Ohio has played better on offense, ranking 32nd in the FBS offensively totaling 444.2 yards per game.
    • With 32.0 points allowed per game on defense, which ranks 19th-worst in the FBS, Ohio has been forced to rely on their 31st-ranked offense (33.8 points per contest) to keep them in games.
    • Ohio has the 13th-best offense this season in terms of passing yards (314.7 passing yards per game), but ranks worst defensively (316.2 passing yards allowed per game).
    • Ohio is totaling 129.5 rushing yards per game offensively this season (92nd in the FBS), and is giving up 148.8 rushing yards per game (69th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Ohio is putting up a 40.2% third-down conversion rate on offense (61st in the FBS), and ranks 75th on defense with a 39.5% third-down conversion rate allowed.
    • Ohio has forced 17 total turnovers (29th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 10 times (21st in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +7, the 17th-best in college football.

    Ohio’s Best Players

    • Rourke has thrown for 3,087 yards (308.7 ypg) to lead Ohio, completing 68.8% of his passes and collecting 24 touchdown passes compared to four interceptions this season. He’s also figured in the ground game with 237 rushing yards on 69 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
    • Sieh Bangura has 640 rushing yards on 127 carries with eight touchdowns. He’s also added 18 catches for 190 yards (19.0 per game) and two touchdowns via the passing game.
    • Nolan McCormick has been handed the ball 79 times this year and racked up 279 yards (27.9 per game) with one touchdown. He’s also helped out in the passing game with 20 grabs for 164 yards and one touchdown.
    • Sam Wiglusz’s leads his squad with 720 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 60 receptions (out of 76 targets) and scored nine touchdowns.
    • James Bostic has reeled in 26 passes while averaging 51.7 yards per game and scoring one touchdown.
    • Jacoby Jones has hauled in 30 receptions for 511 yards, an average of 51.1 yards per game. He’s scored five times as a receiver this season.
    • Bryce Houston has collected 4.5 sacks to lead the team, while also recording 5.0 TFL and 44 tackles.
    • Keye Thompson is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s racked up 68 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one interception.
    • Torrie Cox Jr. has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 31 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended to his name.

    Ball State Betting Insights

    • Ball State has a 5-5-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Ball State has a 3-3 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 4 points or more.
    • Ball State has hit the over in three of their 10 games with a set total (30%).

    Ball State Stats & Insights

    • From an offensive standpoint, Ball State is posting 385.9 total yards per game (71st-ranked). It ranks 91st in the FBS on the other side of the ball (401.2 total yards given up per game).
    • In terms of points scored Ball State ranks 91st in the FBS (24.4 points per game), and it is 78th defensively (27.3 points allowed per game).
    • With 230.1 passing yards per game on offense, Ball State ranks 69th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 50th, allowing 217.3 passing yards per contest.
    • Ball State ranks 63rd in rushing yards per game (155.8), but it has been less effective defensively, ranking 24th-worst in the FBS with 183.9 rushing yards surrendered per contest.
    • Ball State is posting a 37.6% third-down conversion percentage on offense this season (85th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing a 38.9% third-down rate (70th-ranked) on defense.
    • With 13 forced turnovers (69th in the FBS) and 16 turnovers committed (89th in the FBS) this season, Ball State ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -3.

    Ball State’s Best Players

    • John Paddock has thrown for 2,301 yards (230.1 yards per game) while completing 59.5% of his passes and collecting 16 touchdown passes with 11 interceptions this season.
    • Steele is his team’s leading rusher with 250 carries for 1,315 yards, or 131.5 per game. He’s found paydirt 12 times on the ground, as well.
    • Vaughn Pemberton has racked up 134 yards on 34 carries.
    • Jayshon Jackson leads his team with 755 receiving yards on 66 catches with three touchdowns.
    • Brady Hunt has caught 34 passes and compiled 386 receiving yards (38.6 per game) with four touchdowns.
    • Yo’Heinz Tyler’s 63 targets have resulted in 40 catches for 355 yards and one touchdown.
    • Cole Pearce, the team’s leader in tackles and sacks, has collected 4.5 sacks, 9.0 TFL, 55 tackles, and one interception.
    • Amechi Uzodinma II has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 26 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended.

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