WCRD Sports Update

The Ball State Cardinals are MAC Champions for the first time!

The Cardinals took on the nationally-ranked Buffalo Bulls and held their dominant offense to 28 points, nearly 24 points under what Buffalo had been averaging up until that point. 

The Cardinals managed to put up 38 of their own, 35 of which came from the first half. 

The game was close at the start, with Buffalo scoring and the Cardinals matching. With the score tied at 21-21 and less than 2 minutes left in the first half, Drew Plitt unleashed a rocket to the endzone to go up 28-21. 

Then, as Buffalo tried to score before half, outside linebacker Christian Albright returned a fumble 34 yards to go up 35-21.

This blew the game wide open for the Cardinals, and they maintained at least a 2 score game for the rest of the game, with the final score being 38-28.

2020 has been very unfortunate in many different ways. For Ball State students, the Cardinals provided something to hope for and something to cheer for, and that is something everybody could use right now.

IU’s basketball team managed to beat the Butler Bulldogs this weekend with a final score of 68-60.

Trayce Jackson-Davis led the Hoosiers in scoring and rebounds, with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Aljami Durham also had 8 rebounds, and Trey Galloway led the Hoosiers in assists with 5. 

The Hoosiers’ next outing will be at home vs Northwestern. 

The Bulldogs’ leading scorer was Jair Bolden, with 20. Bryce Nze led in rebounds with 10, and Chuck Harris led with 3 assists. 

Butler’s next outing will be at home against Southern Illinois. 

The Boilermakers also had a win this weekend, this time against Notre Dame. 

Purdue won with a final score of 88-78. Sasha Stefanovic was the leading scorer for Purdue, with 18 points. Mason Gills led the team with 9 rebounds, and Eric Hunter Jr led the team in assists with 9.

Purdue’s next game will be tomorrow at Iowa.

For Notre Dame, the leading scorer and assists leader was Trey Wertz with 27 points and 5 assists. Prentiss Hubb led the team with 6 rebounds

Notre Dame’s game is tomorrow at Syracuse. 

Next, the Colts took on the AFC South Rival Texans. The Colts managed to hold off the lowly Texans with a score of 27-20. 

Phillip Rivers threw for 228 yards and 2 TDs, and he was aided by rookie Jonathan Taylor, who ran for 83 yards and a TD on 16 carries. 

For the Texans, it was a one-man army, with Deshaun Watson throwing for 373 and 2 TDs, and rushing for 25.

David Johnson was the team’s leading receiver, with 106 yards on 11 receptions.