How to watch Ball State Cardinals vs. Kent State Golden Flashes: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Saturday's college football game

Who’s Playing

Kent State Golden Flashes @ Ball State Cardinals

Current Records: Kent State 1-9, Ball State 3-7

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 2 p.m. ET
  • Where: Scheumann Stadium — Muncie, Indiana
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
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  • Ticket Cost: $3.09

What to Know

The Kent State Golden Flashes and the Ball State Cardinals are set to square off in a Mid American battle at 2:00 p.m. ET on November 18th at Scheumann Stadium. Kent State is hoping to put an end to a six-game streak of away losses.

Last Wednesday, things were looking good for Kent State after they put the first points on the board, but unfortunately for them things went downhill from there. They were completely outmatched by Bowling Green at home and fell 49-19.

Meanwhile, it was close, but last Tuesday Ball State sidestepped Northern Illinois for a 20-17 victory.

Kiael Kelly looked great while leading his team to the win, rushing for 66 yards and a touchdown, while also throwing for 115 yards and a touchdown. Marquez Cooper and his 93 yards on the ground were also a key factor in Ball State’s win.

Kent State’s loss dropped their record down to 1-9. As for Ball State, their victory ended a seven-game drought on the road dating back to last season and puts them at 3-7.

Kent State will be fighting an uphill battle on Saturday as the experts have pegged them as the 11-point underdog. This contest will be their eighth straight as the underdogs (so far over this stretch they are 0-6-1 against the spread).

Kent State came up short against Ball State in their previous meeting back in November of 2022, falling 27-20. Thankfully for Kent State, Carson Steele (who rushed for 192 yards and a touchdown) won’t be suiting up this time. Will that be enough to change the final result? Check after the match to find out.


Ball State is a big 11-point favorite against Kent State, according to the latest college football odds.

Bettors have moved against the Cardinals slightly, as the game opened with the Cardinals as a 12.5-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 42.5 points.

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Series History

Ball State has won 2 out of their last 3 games against Kent State.

  • Nov 01, 2022 – Ball State 27 vs. Kent State 20
  • Nov 23, 2019 – Kent State 41 vs. Ball State 38
  • Sep 29, 2018 – Ball State 52 vs. Kent State 24

Injury Report for Ball State

  • Brady Hunt: Out for the Season (Ankle)
  • Ty Robinson: Out for the Season (Thumb)
  • Christian Davis: out (Knee)

Injury Report for Kent State

  • Michael Alaimo: questionable (Undisclosed)
  • Chrishon McCray: Out for the Season (Lower Body)

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