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Ball State vs. Northern Illinois football: 3 things to watch for in battle for Bronze Stalk Trophy


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2018/10/05
Ryan O’Gara 
Muncie Star Press

Ball State's leading tackler was "too small, too slow" to play at Northern Illinois. It's a bit personal this week for Jacob White.

MUNCIE, Ind. — Jacob White took an official visit to Northern Illinois while he was starring at Hinsdale Central High School. He wanted to play for the Huskies, who have become the MAC's top football program and were located less than an hour from his high school in Illinois.

The redshirt junior linebacker is now Ball State's leading tackler for the second straight season, but he said he was overlooked by NIU's staff, which wanted him to play fullback instead of linebacker.

"I didn't really want to do that, so it didn't work out," White said at practice this week. "Ball State was the way better place for me, so I'm glad I'm here.

"They told me I was too small, ... READ FULL STORY
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