Quarterback Nate Davis is gone, but running back MiQuale Lewis returns for the Cardinals, who are coming off the best season in team history. Ball State ripped off 12 consecutive victories before losing to Buffalo, 42-24, in the Mid-American title game, then coach Brady Hoke announced he was leaving for San Diego State. Offensive coordinator Stan Parrish took over and the Cardinals were throttled by Tulsa, 45-13, in the GMAC Bowl. Parrish has only 11 starters returning, including four on offense, but a favorable schedule could have Ball State at 3-0 entering a Sept. 26 game at Auburn. Thanks to Molly!