Right now, the forecast for Muncie, Ind., calls for scattered thunderstorms and a high of 72 degrees. If NDSU was smart, it would hire the Jet Center folks on the northside of Hector Airport to seed a few clouds over Muncie on Saturday, if such a thing is possible.
As it stands, Ball State will out-athlete NDSU. The Cardinals have quicker receivers, a faster tight end and a better throwing quarterback. NDSU matches up strength-wise, so the great equalizer, as they say, for speed would be rain.
Ball State has a natural grass field. By 8 p.m. Saturday, the Bison wouldn’t mind of it were half mud.
On Sunday, Hallstrom put the early line as Ball State by 11, but he would take the Bison to cover it. My further research this week has Ball State by 14 and don’t take the Bison to cover it.