Who's Playing

Ball State @ Toledo

Current Records: Ball State 5-4; Toledo 6-3

What to Know

The Toledo Rockets will be returning home after a two-game road trip. Toledo and the Ball State Cardinals will face off in a Mid-American battle at 8 p.m. ET this past Tuesday at Glass Bowl. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

The Rockets came out on top in a nail-biter against the Eastern Michigan Eagles two weeks ago, sneaking past 27-24. Toledo QB Tucker Gleason was slinging it as he passed for three TDs and 238 yards on 27 attempts in addition to picking up 33 yards on the ground.

Meanwhile, the Kent State Golden Flashes typically have all the answers at home, but last Tuesday Ball State proved too difficult a challenge. The Cardinals took their matchup against Kent State 27-20. The win came about thanks to a strong surge after the first quarter to overcome a 13 to nothing deficit. Ball State's RB Carson Steele did his thing and rushed for one TD and 192 yards on 29 carries.

Toledo is the favorite in this one, with an expected 11-point margin of victory. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.

The wins brought the Rockets up to 6-3 and the Cardinals to 5-4. A couple defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Toledo ranks 24th in the nation when it comes to passing yards allowed per game, with only 189.4 on average. Ball State is not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they enter the contest with only 208 passing yards allowed per game on average, good for 36th best in the nation.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Glass Bowl -- Toledo, Ohio
  • TV: ESPN
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $4.49


The Rockets are a big 11-point favorite against the Cardinals, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Rockets as a 12-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Toledo have won five out of their last seven games against Ball State.

  • Sep 25, 2021 - Toledo 22 vs. Ball State 12
  • Nov 28, 2020 - Ball State 27 vs. Toledo 24
  • Oct 19, 2019 - Ball State 52 vs. Toledo 14
  • Oct 31, 2018 - Toledo 45 vs. Ball State 13
  • Oct 26, 2017 - Toledo 58 vs. Ball State 17
  • Nov 16, 2016 - Toledo 37 vs. Ball State 19
  • Oct 03, 2015 - Toledo 24 vs. Ball State 10