Since 2005, Ball State have started 14, 10, 7, 7, 11, 12, 14, 9, 8, 9, and 9 white players, excluding 2013 where no write-up was done. In 2018 they project to uptick slightly to 10 white starters, excluding WR Corey Lacanaria who appears to be a very light-skinned Hispanic. 8 of Ball State’s 14 commits for 2019 are white, so the team could be on the rise. Riley Neal starts at QB after missing all but the first three games of 2017 with injury. Started all 11 games as a SO and the final 9 as a FR. Riley Miller starts at WR after a 30/300/1 statline in 2017 where he started 10 games. Aside from the aforementioned Lacanaria, also on the roster are SO Luke Endsley (one start as a true FR in 2017) and RS FR Trevor Hohlt. Also on the roster is a RS FR at RB in Will Jones (5’11 200lbs). Three starters on defense in NT Chris Crumb (three starts as a SO, two as a FR), DE Fred Schroeder (one start as a JR, but played in every game), and MLB Jacob White (started every game as SO for 72 tackles, 5 for loss, and 3 sacks). Not much defensive depth, but a two-deep safety in JR Mitch Larsen will hopefully get some gametime after appearing in all 12 games as a SO. Offense QB: Riley Neal (SR) WR: Riley Miller (JR) WR: Corey Lacanaria (SR)* LT: Kaleb Slaven (SO) LG: Alex Joss (SR) C: Andrew Poenitsch (JR) RG: Curtis Blackwell (SO) RT: Danny Pinter (JR) Defense NT: Chris Crumb (JR) DE: Fred Schroeder (SR) MLB: Jacob White (JR) Back-ups listed on the two-deep include QB Drew Plitt, TE Cody Rudy, LT Anthony Todd, LG Zac Ricketts, C TJ Beltavski, RT Grant Williamson, LB Jimmy Daw, and S Mitch Larsen.