Ball State has impressive showing at Notre Dame in 24-16 loss

When looking on paper, Ball State who went 2-10 last season heading up north to South Bend to play #8 Notre Dame would be a recipe for a disaster.  Try telling that to the Ball State players or fan base.  Ball State had an impressive showing today even with a 24-16 loss to the Irish.  The Cardinals came into the game 34.5 point underdogs and covered the spread easily for those including myself! Being a Ball State alum, I was proud of the performance of this team and QB Riley Neal played really well against one of the best teams in the nation. Neal finished 23-50 180 yds 1 TD 2 INT.  Yes, it doesn't look like a good stat line but