Toledo Football Heads West to Face Colorado State

September 19, 2019 | Athletics, Events, Alumni
By Paul Helgren

Fresh off a 45-0 victory over Murray State, Toledo will go west for a late-night matchup at Colorado State Saturday, Sept. 21.

Kickoff is scheduled for 10:15 Eastern Time. The game will be televised by ESPN2.

Toledo’s defense pitched a shutout vs. Murray State Sept. 14, the Rockets’ first in 19 years.

The Rockets and the Rams are 1-1 in their all-time series and haven’t met on the gridiron since Toledo lost in Fort Collins in 1973. The two schools will meet again in Toledo in 2021.

Toledo (1-1, 0-0 MAC) heads to the Rockies with a boost of confidence following its shutout of the Racers before 25,361 at the Glass Bowl. It was the Rockets’ first shutout since a 42-0 whitewashing of Marshall Oct. 14, 2000, a string of 228 games.

Senior quarterback Mitchell Guadagni threw for a career-high 266 yards and three touchdowns in the Murray State win. Guadagni, who suffered a concussion in the third quarter of Toledo’s 38-24 loss at Kentucky two weeks ago, completed passes to nine different players and threw for touchdowns of 8, 11 and 43 yards.

Guadagni’s favorite target was junior tight end Drew Rosi, who caught a career-best five passes for 84 yards and one touchdown.

Toledo’s offense racked up 538 yards, while the defense held Murray State to just 94 yards of total offense in the second half.

Colorado State (1-2, 0-0 Mountain West) is coming off a 55-31 loss at Arkansas last week. The game was tied, 34-34, until the Razorbacks scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Senior Marvin Kinsey Jr. rushed for 180 yards and one TD in the loss.

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