Through 3 Quarters
A great path to victory is to simply outgain your opponent on the field, and that's working so far for the Toledo Rockets (with 482 yards vs. 64 yards). Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Bowling Green Falcons 42-10 three quarters in. Toledo has been led by QB Dequan Finn, who so far has passed for three TDs and 270 yards on 24 attempts in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown.
Finn has led the way so far for the Rockets, as he has passed for three TDs and 270 yards on 24 attempts in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown. Near the top of the highlight reel was Finn's 59-yard TD bomb to WR Danzel McKinley-Lewis in the second quarter.
With five sacks, the Toledo defense has been a true menace for Bowling Green's offensive line. We'll see how many sacks Toledo can scare up the rest of the game.
Toledo @ Bowling Green
Current Records: Toledo 4-5; Bowling Green 3-6
What to Know
The Toledo Rockets are 5-1 against the Bowling Green Falcons since November of 2015, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Wednesday. Toledo and Bowling Green will face off in a Mid-American battle at 7 p.m. ET at Doyt L. Perry Stadium. Keep an eye on the score for this one: these two teams posted some lofty points totals in their previous games, so things might heat up even more when they meet.
The point spread favored the Rockets last week, but luck did not. It was close but no cigar for Toledo as they fell 52-49 to the Eastern Michigan Eagles. Yes, you read that final score correctly. And yes, they were playing football. The losing side was boosted by RB Bryant Koback, who rushed for two TDs and 180 yards on 15 carries. One of the most memorable plays of the game was Koback's 67-yard touchdown rush in the first quarter.
Meanwhile, Bowling Green bagged a 56-44 win over the Buffalo Bulls two weeks ago. The victory came about even with Bowling Green handicapping themselves with 147 penalty yards. They can attribute much of their success to QB Matt McDonald, who passed for four TDs and 263 yards on 19 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 39 yards, and RB Terion Stewart, who rushed for two TDs and 170 yards on 11 carries. Stewart put himself on the highlight reel with a 77-yard TD scramble in the fourth quarter. Stewart's sharp performance set his single-game rushing touchdown high for the season.
This next matchup looks promising for the Rockets, who are favored by a full 10.5 points. They may be expected to win, but bettors beware: they are only 2-5 against the spread when favored.
Toledo is now 4-5 while the Falcons sit at 3-6. Two defensive stats to keep an eye on: Toledo is stumbling into the contest with the 153rd most passing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 11 on the season. Bowling Green has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 237th worst in the nation in rushing touchdowns allowed, with 22 on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Doyt L. Perry Stadium -- Bowling Green, Ohio
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
- Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
- Ticket Cost: $7.00
The Rockets are a big 10.5-point favorite against the Falcons, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Rockets as a 9.5-point favorite.
Toledo have won five out of their last six games against Bowling Green.
- Nov 04, 2020 - Toledo 38 vs. Bowling Green 3
- Oct 12, 2019 - Bowling Green 20 vs. Toledo 7
- Oct 06, 2018 - Toledo 52 vs. Bowling Green 36
- Nov 15, 2017 - Toledo 66 vs. Bowling Green 37
- Oct 15, 2016 - Toledo 42 vs. Bowling Green 35
- Nov 17, 2015 - Toledo 44 vs. Bowling Green 28