The University of Toledo football team will play a home-and-home series with San Jose State, UToledo Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien announced today.
Toledo will host San Jose State in 2023 and will make the return trip to San Jose in 2028.
The contest will mark the first regular-season game between the two schools. The only other meeting was a 27-25 Rocket victory in 1981 at the inaugural California Bowl in Fresno. Toledo triumphed on a 41-yard field goal by Tony Lee with just 15 seconds left on the clock.
“We are very pleased to add San Jose State to our non-conference football schedule,” O’Brien said. “They have a proud football tradition and play in a very competitive conference [Mountain West]. Many of our fans will remember the thrilling bowl game played between our two schools back in 1981. We look forward to an exciting series.”
Toledo will open up its 2019 season at Kentucky Saturday, Aug. 31, before hosting Murray State in the home opener Saturday, Sept. 14.
Full-time UToledo employees and retirees may purchase tickets at half-price. UToledo students are admitted to home games free with ID.
To purchase season tickets, single-game tickets or away-game 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).