Toledo @ Ohio
Current Records: Toledo 5-5; Ohio 3-7
What to Know
The Ohio Bobcats and the Toledo Rockets are set to square off in a Mid-American matchup at 7 p.m. ET Nov. 16 at Peden Stadium. The defensive coordinators will surely put in extra hours ahead of this game since these teams’ offenses combined for 1,037 yards this week.
The Bobcats were able to grind out a solid win over the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Tuesday, winning 34-26. Ohio’s QB Kurtis Rourke did his thing and passed for three TDs and 230 yards on 17 attempts in addition to picking up 55 yards on the ground. Near the top of the highlight reel was Rourke’s 66-yard TD bomb to WR Cameron Odom in the fourth quarter.
Meanwhile, Toledo ran circles around the Bowling Green Falcons on Wednesday, and the extra yardage (539 yards vs. 194 yards) paid off. The Rockets blew past Bowling Green 49-17. The contest was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 35-10. QB Dequan Finn continued his habit of dropping crazy stat lines, passing for three TDs and 270 yards on 24 attempts in addition to rushing for two TDs and 30 yards. Finn’s 59-yard touchdown toss to WR Danzel McKinley-Lewis in the second quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the night.
Ohio is now 3-7 while Toledo sits at 5-5. A pair of defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Bobcats are stumbling into the matchup with the 222nd most rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 21 on the season. The Rockets have experienced some struggles of their own as they are 146th worst in the nation in passing touchdowns allowed, with 12 on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Peden Stadium — Athens, Ohio
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
Ohio have won both of the games they’ve played against Toledo in the last seven years.
- Nov 08, 2017 – Ohio 38 vs. Toledo 10
- Oct 27, 2016 – Ohio 31 vs. Toledo 26