OK. I don't have time to write a cogent blog. I will give you the notes that our reporter Mike Hixenbaugh at Ball State told me...
Final score: 23-17 Zips lost.
Zips had ball late in the game on 1-yard line with chance to take lead. Brett Biggs lost 5 yards on 1st down. Getsy threw a pick on fourth down.
Luke Getsy was inconsistent.
Defense played well despite terrible field position.
Ball State returned punt in first half for TD.
O-line played well; Getsy had all day to pass.
Biggs had 68 rushing yards on 13 carries. Poor 1st down plays led to few rushing attempts.
Cardinals focused on Domenik Hixon and shut him down.
p.s. Hey Romeo, put in Charlie Frye!