Ball State 2024 Football Schedule: Full List of Cardinals’ Oppononents This Fall

    The Ball State 2024 football schedule features multiple Power Five matchups, the reigning MAC champions, and a Week 1 bye for the Cardinals.

    Since the Ball State Cardinals won the MAC Championship Game in 2020, three successive losing seasons have followed. As Mike Neu and his team look to return to winning ways this fall, does the Ball State 2024 football schedule provide a gateway to glory or a roadmap to ruin in the upcoming college campaign?

    Ball State 2024 Football Schedule

    • vs. Missouri State Bears
      Saturday, September 7, time TBA
    • at Miami (FL) Hurricanes
      Saturday, September 14, time TBA
    • at Central Michigan Chippewas
      Saturday, September 21, time TBA
    • at James Madison Dukes
      Saturday, September 28, time TBA
    • vs. Western Michigan Broncos
      Saturday, October 5, time TBA
    • at Kent State Golden Flashes
      Saturday, October 12, time TBA
    • at Vanderbilt Commodores
      Saturday, October 19, time TBA
    • vs. Northern Illinois Huskies
      Saturday, October 26, time TBA
    • vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks
      Tuesday, November 5, time TBA
    • at Buffalo Bulls
      Tuesday, November 12, time TBA
    • vs. Bowling Green Falcons
      Saturday, November 23, time TBA
    • at Ohio Bobcats
      Friday, November 29, time TBA

    The Ball State 2024 football schedule has a peculiar start, with a bye in Week 1 that is usually the preserve of teams playing in Week 0. So, a week later than most teams, they kick off their 2024 campaign by welcoming the Missouri State Bears to Muncie.

    From there, the Cardinals’ out-of-conference slate is spread out a little, but that won’t dilute a particularly strong strength of opponent. Ball State is on the road at the Miami Hurricanes in Week 3, the James Madison Dukes in Week 5, then face the SEC’s Vanderbilt Commodores in Nashville during Week 8.

    The MAC slate of action on the Ball State 2024 football schedule is also very strong. A rough road calendar includes trips to New York to face the Buffalo Bulls and to Athens to take on the presumed conference front-runner Ohio Bobcats. They also open their MAC campaign on the road against the Central Michigan Chippewas and face the Kent State Golden Flashes in Kent.

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    The MAC calendar isn’t completely doom and gloom, as the Cardinals avoid facing the Toledo Rockets and will at least have home advantage when they take on the reigning conference champion Miami (OH) RedHawks. Nonetheless, the Ball State 2024 football schedule has plenty of obstacles for Neu’s team to overcome if they’re to return to bowl eligibility.

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