2014
09.10

Our third game of the season features a matchup against American Athletic Conference foe, Cincinnati. We had a chance to do an email Q&A session with the Cincinnati blog, Down The Drive. Matt was kind enough to answer our questions so read below the fold to find get his take on their matchup with Toledo and how they see things in the Queen City.

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2014
09.10

It’s time for the next installment of the MAC Blogger Roundtable. Each week one MAC blog posses questions to the other blogs and gathers the answers into a digest post. This gives us a chance to get the skinny from many different bloggers’/teams’ perspective and better understand the issues facing other teams on a weekly basis. This week’s questions are from the BGSU blog, Falcon Blog.

MAC Roundtable

Below the fold you’ll find the questions that were posed to us and our answers, so read on…

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2014
09.10

Congratulations go out to Detmer for being named the MAC WEST Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Missouri last weekend.

Straight from UTRockets.com:

This is the seventh time in Detmer’s career that he has been honored by the MAC as player of the week. Detmer was a first-team All-MAC pick in 2013 and was named MAC Special Teams Player of the Year.

Good to see UT players getting conference recognition for their performance and representing the program well. Congrats again to Detmer.

2014
09.08

The #24 ranked Missouri Tigers were more than the Rockets could handle on Saturday and walked away with the victory in the Glass Bowl. From UTRockets.com:

Sophomore Kareem Hunt rushed for 148 yards and three touchdowns but it wasn’t enough for Toledo to match No. 24 Missouri, as the Tigers defeated the Rockets 49-24 at the Glass Bowl Saturday afternoon.

To make matters worse for Toledo, UT junior quarterback Phillip Ely went down with a knee injury in the third quarter. Ely was helped off the field and taken to the locker room. Toledo head coach Matt Campbell said Ely was still being evaluated and his status for next week should be determined by Monday. Ely finished 17-of-34 for 204 yards and one interception.

The latest on Ely’s injury:

Junior quarterback Phillip Ely will miss the remainder of the 2014 season due to a knee injury he suffered vs. Missouri on Sept. 6. Ely was hit on a 10-yard gain late in the third quarter. He returned to the huddle but then collapsed on the next play when his knee gave way as he planted his right foot to make a pass. Campbell said the Ely will likely have surgery in the near future. Sophomore Logan Woodside and redshirt freshman Michael Julian will compete for the starting job in practice this week, according to Campbell.

This is troubling news for a team that was gelling well under Ely’s direction. The Rockets will travel to Cincinnati on Friday night to take on the Bearcats at Paul Brown Stadium.

2014
09.06

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2014
09.03

With one game under our belts, we turn out attention to week 2. It’s time for the next installment of the MAC Blogger Roundtable. Each week one MAC blog posses questions to the other blogs and gathers the answers into a digest post. This gives us a chance to get the skinny from many different bloggers’/teams’ perspective and better understand the issues facing other teams on a weekly basis. This week’s questions are from the Ball State blog, Over The Pylon.

MAC Roundtable

Below the fold you’ll find the questions that were posed to us and our answers, so read on…

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2014
09.02

The Rockets started the season on the right foot, defeating New Hampshire in methodical fashion to start the 2014 season. Phillip Ely had a strong showing and his performance diffused concerns by some that the offense would suffer after losing Owens. From UTRockets.com:

After misconnecting on two of his first three passes on Toledo’s first series, Ely took command of the game, finishing the contest with 24-of-34 completions for 337 yards and four touchdowns. He led Toledo to seven consecutive touchdown drives from midway through the second quarter until late in the game, turning a close game into a rout.

The offense was balanced with 360 rushing yards and 306 passing yards and the defense managed to sack the UNH QB 4 times. Toledo returns to the Glass Bowl on September 6 to host Missouri on ESPN at Noon.

2014
08.30

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