Toledo, Ohio - When the Rockets host Bowling Green at the Glass Bowl this Saturday, the question could be asked: Just how much significance can you pack into one game? Not only is it a matchup between arch-rivals who have exactly split the all-time series (39 wins apiece, four ties), it is also the Mid-American Conference opener for UT and it is the Rockets' Homecoming game. Clearly, no pre-game speeches will be needed for this game.
Toledo (2-2, 0-0 MAC) is coming off a 49-27 loss at Fresno State Saturday night. Junior quarterback Mitchell Guadagni threw for 59 yards and ran for 55 in one half of action but it wasn't enough to counter a strong offensive effort by the Bulldogs.Toledo held a 13-7 lead early in the second quarter but Fresno State controlled the game after that.
Guadagni was shaken up on a play late in the second quarter. Although he did return to action after missing one play, he did not play in the second half. He finished with 6-of-10 passing for 59 yards and one TD. Sophomore Eli Peters took over for Guadagni, completing 10-of-21 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns. Guadagni's status for the Bowling Green has not been determined.
Bowling Green (1-4, 0-1 MAC) comes to the Glass Bowl following a 63-17 loss at Georgia Tech. The Falcons have played a tough schedule, losing to Oregon, Maryland and Miami (Ohio), and defeating Eastern Kentucky. BGSU is led by sophomore quarterback Jarret Doege, who has completed 64.2 percent of his passes for 1,196 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Toledo vs. Bowling Green
Saturday, Oct. 6 - 3:30 p.m.
The Glass Bowl
• TEAM RECORDS:
Toledo (2-2, 0-0 MAC)
Bowling Green (1-4, 0-1 MAC)
• SERIES RECORD: Tied, 39-39-4. Toledo won at Bowling Green last year, 66-37, its eighth consecutive win in the series.
• THE COACHES:
Jason Candle, 23-9 (3rd year) at Toledo, same overall. 2-0 vs. Bowling Green.
Mike Jinks, 7-22 (3rd year) at BGSU, same overall. 0-2 vs. Toledo.
• TV/STREAMING: ESPN+
Play by Play: Shawn Kenney
Analyst: Dustin Fox