This is the third time in Crawford's career he has earned the weekly honors. Crawford helped the Cardinals to a 27-21 win at Northern Illinois Saturday, which secured them a co-championship in the MAC West Division. In the win, Crawford managed five tackles, three of those were sacks that totaled minus 29-yards. He broke up two passes and forced a fumble.
Ball State football ended the season at 7-5 and improved to 5-2 in the MAC. Ball State has posted its best record (7-5) since 2002 when the Cardinals ended the season at 6-6.