Rockets Go for Fourth Consecutive Win in Homecoming Game Oct. 5

October 3, 2019 | Athletics, Events, News, Alumni
By Paul Helgren

Toledo enters the Mid-American Conference portion of its schedule against one of its top MAC West Division challengers: The Rockets host Western Michigan for Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 5, at 3:30 p.m. in the Glass Bowl

Toledo (3-1, 0-0 MAC) comes into the contest with some momentum. After a season-opening loss at Kentucky, the Rockets have won three straight games, most recently a thrilling 28-21 home win over BYU Sept. 28. Senior safety Kahlil set up the game-winning touchdown with an interception with less than a minute remaining. Junior running back Shakif Seymour scored on the next play, and the Rocket defense fought off the Cougars’ final drive.

Senior safety Kahlil Robinson grabbed an interception that set up the winning touchdown
in Toledo’s 28-21 victory over BYU Sept. 28 in the Glass Bowl.

Seymour finished with a season-high 96 yards rushing to go with his two scores. Sophomore running back Bryant Koback chipped in with 88 yards as the Rockets ran for 242 yards as a team. Senior quarterback Mitchell Guadagni had another strong outing, completing 17 of 28 passes for 206 yards and one TD. He also rushed for 54 yards on 12 carries.

Toledo’s defense came through with numerous big plays. In addition to Robinson’s interception, the Rockets broke up nine passes and had two sacks.

Western Michigan (3-2, 1-0 MAC) is coming off a big win over rival Central Michigan in Kalamazoo Sept. 28. The Broncos, who lead the MAC in scoring (37.2) and total offense (498.6), are powered by senior quarterback Jon Wassink (1,466 yards, 10 TDs) and senior running back LeVante Bellamy (559 yards, seven TDs).

Toledo leads the series against Western Michigan, 43-30. The Rockets won in Kalamazoo last year, 51-24.

The game will be carried on ESPN+

Full-time UToledo employees and retirees may purchase two tickets at half-price. Additional tickets may be purchased at the full price. UToledo students are admitted to home games free with ID.

To purchase tickets, stop by the UToledo Athletic Ticket Office, located in the Sullivan Athletic Complex at Savage Arena, go to the Toledo Football Ticket Central website, or call 419.530.GOLD (4653).

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