Toledo Rockets @ Bowling Green Falcons
Current Records: Toledo 9-1, Bowling Green 6-4
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Doyt L. Perry Stadium — Bowling Green, Ohio
- TV: ESPN2
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
What to Know
Toledo has enjoyed a two-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. The Toledo Rockets and the Bowling Green Falcons will face off in a Mid American battle at 7:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Doyt L. Perry Stadium. Toledo will be hoping to continue their three-game streak of scoring more points each matchup than the last.
Toledo entered their match on Wednesday as the heavy favorite, and they fully lived up to expectations. They blew past Eastern Michigan 49-23. The contest was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 35-3.
Dequan Finn and Peny Boone were among the main playmakers for Toledo as the former threw for 407 yards and three touchdowns while completing 85.2% of his passes and the latter gained 168 total yards and three touchdowns. Junior Vandeross III was another key contributor, picking up 39 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Meanwhile, Bowling Green came tearing into Wednesday’s game with four straight wins (a stretch where they outscored their opponents by an average of 13.3 points) and they left with even more momentum. They really took it to Kent State for the full four quarters, racking up a 49-19 win on the road. The result was nothing new for Bowling Green, who have now won three contests by 23 points or more so far this season.
Taron Keith was the offensive standout of the matchup as he picked up 130 receiving yards and a touchdown, and also rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown on only nine carries. The team also got some help courtesy of Camden Orth, who rushed for 26 yards and two touchdowns.
Bowling Green’s defense stepped up as well, laying out the QB four times. In that department, Cashius Howell was the leader with two sacks.
Toledo’s win was their sixth straight at home, which pushed their record up to 9-1. Those victories were due in large part to their offensive dominance across that stretch, as they averaged 42.7 points per game. As for Bowling Green, they have been performing well recently as they’ve won five of their last six matches, which provided a nice bump to their 6-4 record this season.
Toledo came up short against Bowling Green in their previous matchup back in November of 2022, falling 42-35. Can Toledo avenge their loss or is history doomed to repeat itself? We’ll find out soon enough.
Toledo has won 6 out of their last 8 games against Bowling Green.
- Nov 15, 2022 – Bowling Green 42 vs. Toledo 35
- Nov 10, 2021 – Toledo 49 vs. Bowling Green 17
- 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