Cincinnati didn’t score until the second quarter and its only lead came late in the third quarter. Even that lasted just a few seconds.
Bernard Reedy was barely touched as he took a kickoff and scampered up the field 91 yards to put the Rockets back in front 26-20.
The Rockets’ defense, which allowed 624 yards and a lot of big plays a week ago against Eastern Michigan, kept the multitalented Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux and his high-scoring offense in check. The Bearcats had been averaging 37 points per game and were tops in the Big East in yards and points
Legaux had 228 yards passing and 66 yards on the ground, but never seemed to get on track.
The Rockets got five field goals from Jeremiah Detmer, the last one coming with 42 seconds left after the Rockets ate up seven minutes with a pivotal drive.
Toledo’s David Fluellen rushed for 162 yards on 24 carries. He shouldered the load on the Rockets’ decisive drive that ate up seven minutes in the fourth quarter.
He carried eight times on the final drive in what was his fourth straight game with over 100 yards.
What an awesome win for this Rockets team and the Toledo program. Any time you can beat a BCS opponent, a BCS in-state opponent, and a ranked opponent is a significant victory! Head this way to see some highlight videos