Toledo Rockets Football Schedule
Year after year as the college football season gets underway the city of Toledo,
Ohio begins to go crazy with football fever and people can't get enough of the hometown Toledo Rockets as they prepare to
battle their way through a tough Mid-American Conference schedule once again. Toledo finished third in the West division of
the MAC last season after going 5-3 in the conference and should be able to improve upon that record and secure a higher spot
in the standings in 2014. There is a strong returning core that should be able to dominate this season if everything falls
into place and expectations are high on campus as the Rockets get ready to take off this season. Traditionally the MAC is
one of the toughest conferences in all of NCAA football and the Rockets will be looking for a distinct home field advantage
provided by their fans as they look to pile up some big wins.
The 2014 home schedule kicks off for the Rockets at the
Glass Bowl on August 30th when the New Hampshire Wildcats come to town. In order for Toledo to have a bug season they will
need to start with a victory and you will want to be in the stands to cheer them on and take in all of the festivities that
come with the home opener. The following Saturday provides one of the biggest tests of the year for the Rockets as the Missouri
Tigers of the powerhouse SEC come to Toledo on September 6th any game against a big SEC program provides a unique opportunity
to make an impression on the national scene. On September 20th the Ball State Cardinals come to town. The Cardinals finished
just ahead of the Rockets in the West division last season so this will allow fans to see just how much the Rockets have improved
in 2014. The next week the Central Michigan Chippewas come to Toledo to finish up the September portion of the home schedule.
Two conference games finish up the home schedule, the first against UMASS on October 25th, followed by a matchup against the
reigning MAC East champions the Bowling Green Falcons on November 19th. There are plenty of big games to choose from at the
Glass Bowl in 2014 all you have to do is pick one and buy your tickets right here on StubHub.
year the Toledo Rockets boasted one of the most potent rushing attacks in the country, and despite graduating David Fluellen
the Rockets will still have an impressive running game with Kareem Hunt leading the way after running for 866 yards and 6
touchdowns as a freshman. Logan Woodside will be entering his first year as the starting quarterback and will have the good
fortune of being able to target Alonzo Russell who had 728 yards receiving along with 6 touchdowns in 2013. Head coach Matt
Campbell has had some time to install his philosophy and will have his team motivated to work hard and pile up big time wins
in the MAC this year. Be there right from the opening kickoff as the Rockets look to make 2014 a banner year in Toledo.
Fans of college athletics bring an intensity to the table that is unmatched by fans of the professional
teams. For many fans rooting for a college team represents a tradition that may have been in the family for a long time or
one that may have begun while spending years studying on the campus and attending games as a student. College football fans
block off entire Saturdays to be a part of all that comes with the game. These loyal supporters wake up early and head off
to the stadium parking lot for tailgating before the game. Once inside the stadium, they can be heard screaming their heads
off for their favorite team to come out on top. It's a real thrill to be in the stands when the star player takes it into
the end zone for the win. When you head out for a big football game you're sure to experience all that comes with a gridiron
clash. The parking lot at the stadium will be filled with people gearing up for the big game, grilling up some grub and sipping
on a few beverages as well. It's all one big lead up to the main event, which is the game itself. It's all one great experience
that really takes an entire day to appreciate, and you can be a part of it all when you head to a game.
Rockets Football Conference
Although not every college football fan may hold the MAC in as high regard as other football
powerhouses like the Big Ten or the SEC, the MAC has a long and proud history of college football. In fact, it has earned
the nickname of the Conference of Quarterbacks after producing several players who went on to star in the NFL at the position.
The MAC is divided into two divisions the East, which consists of Bowling Green, Akron, Buffalo, Kent State, Miami (Ohio),
Massachusetts, and Ohio, and the West which is made up of Ball State, NIU, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Toledo, and
Western Michigan. Every game in the MAC is a big time match up and you will want to be sure to get your tickets well in advance
while the best seats are still available. The top teams from the MAC advance to play in three bowl games per their contract:
the GoDaddy.com Bowl, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, and the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.
football dates all the way back to 1917 and the program has had four AP Top 25 finishes in its history. The team is particularly
formidable at home at the Glass Bowl where they have beaten five of the six Top 25 teams they have faced at home. The Rockets'
biggest rival is Bowling Green, and they face off against the Falcons each year in the Battle of I-75. Legendary coach Nick
Saban once coached the Rockets to a 9-2 record in 1990.