2014
10.01

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 MAC blog, Hustle Belt.

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2014
09.30

Logan Woodside has been named the MAC West Offensive Player of the Week after his performance against CMU. Straight from MAC-Sports.com:

Toledo sophomore quarterback Logan Woodside (Frankfort, Ky.) completed 23-of-34 passes for a career-high 339 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-28 win over Central Michigan at the Glass Bowl. Woodside’s previous best effort was 322 yards at Cincinnati on Sept. 12.

This was probably the best complete performance that we’ve seen from Woodside so far this season. He did a good job of distributing the ball around to his play makers and used his feet and arm to keep the defense honest. Hat-tip to the O-line for keeping Woodside from being sacked and giving him the time to get the ball down the field.

2014
09.29

Toledo downed CMU on Saturday, 42-38 for the program’s 501st win. Behind 543 yards of offense, Toledo pulled away from Central Michigan and closed the game out after recovering a CMU fumble.

From UTRockets.com:

Playing without starting running back Kareem Hunt, the Toledo offense did not miss a beat, grinding out 543 yards of total offense. Woodside completed 23-of-34 passes and threw two touchdowns, both to junior Alonzo Russell. Russell had seven catches for 120 yards, while sophomore Corey Jones had a game-high eight receptions for 106 yards. Sophomore Damion Jones-Moore started in place of Hunt and rushed for 51 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries. Freshman Terry Swanson gained a season-high 97 yards and just 11 attempts.

Toledo’s defense held CMU to just 95 yards rushing on 26 attempts and forced two turnovers. Junior Christian Dukes led UT with nine tackles, a fumble recovery and added a key on-side kick recovery in the second half.

The Rockets will face WMU next Saturday in another important MAC battle.

2014
09.27

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2014
09.25

500 Wins Poster

The university has announced they will be distributing a poster commemorating the program’s 500th victory at the CMU game this weekend. These will be available for the first 500 fans and first 500 students through the gates, so make sure you get to the game early (gates open at 5:30pm). Posters will also be for sale at Rocky’s Locker for $5.00.

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Toledo’s victory over Ball State last Saturday was the school’s 500th win. The Rockets’ record now stands at 500-412-24 in 94 years of college football. Victory number one came against Defiance in 1918.

2014
09.24

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 EMU blog, Eagle Totem.

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
09.22

Corey Jones was named the MAC WEST Special Teams Player of the Week after his performance against Ball State. From MAC-sports.com:

Toledo sophomore kick returner Corey Jones (Pittsburgh, Pa.) had 164 all-purpose yards, including 76 on kickoff returns and 66 on punt returns, in a win over Ball State. He had two punt returns of 35 and 31 yards, and a kickoff return of 28 yards.

Congrats to Jones on being recognized by the conference – keep up the good work.

2014
09.22

Kareem Hunt is making a strong showing for the Rockets this season. He has accounted for 7 rushing touchdowns which is second in the conference. Hunt is averaging more than 2 yards per carry more than any other back in the top 10 in rushing. Franklin at WMU has an impressive set of numbers as well, but has had more touches than Hunt. Check out the MAC’s top ten rushers:

Rank Player Team Yr G Att Yards Avg TD Att/G Yards/G
1 Jarvion Franklin WMU FR 3 82 541 6.6 9 27.33 180.33
2 Kareem Hunt Toledo SO 4 59 527 8.93 7 14.75 131.75
3 Jahwan Edwards Ball State SR 4 84 390 4.64 2 21 97.5
4 Thomas Rawls CMU SR 3 56 278 4.96 3 18.67 92.67
5 Anthone Taylor Buffalo JR 4 87 357 4.1 3 21.75 89.25
6 Travis Greene BGSU JR 4 68 356 5.24 4 17 89
7 Akeem Daniels NIU SR 3 32 202 6.31 0 10.67 67.33
8 Cameron Stingily NIU SR 3 33 197 5.97 2 11 65.67
9 Horactio Banks Ball State JR 4 47 234 4.98 0 11.75 58.5
10 Jordan Johnson Buffalo SO 4 44 203 4.61 0 11 50.75

It remains to be seen whether Hunt will play this Saturday (Coach Campbell advised the decision would be made later in the week) but that decision could have a major impact on the game plan against CMU this weekend.