Ball State releases 2011 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Ball State Cardinals have released their 2011 football schedule, which includes games against Army, Indiana, Oklahoma, Central Michigan, Miami (OH) and Northern Illinois.

Ball State opens the 2011 season with a non-conference game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis against the Indiana Hoosiers. The Cardinals travel to USF on September 10 and then host Army on September 24. Ball State concludes the non-conference portion of their schedule on October 1 at the Oklahoma Sooners.

The Cardinals open 2011 MAC play on September 17 at home against Buffalo. The remainder of their conference schedule is Temple (10/08), at Ohio (10/15), Central Michigan (10/22), at Western Michigan (10/29), at Eastern Michigan (11/05), at Northern Illinois (Tue. 11/15) and Toledo (Fri. 11/25).

The 2011 MAC Championship Game will be played on Friday, December 2 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan (8:00 p.m. ET – ESPN2).

Listed below are links to the 2011 Ball State football schedule and future schedules: