Toledo will make its 2019 debut at the Glass Bowl with a matchup vs. Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) opponent Murray State Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m.
The Rockets opened the season with a loss at Kentucky Aug. 31 and a bye week Sept. 7.Toledo started strong against the Wildcats, moving out to a 14-7 lead thanks to rushing touchdowns from sophomore running back Bryant Koback and senior quarterback Mitchell Guadagni. But Kentucky outscored the Rockets 31-10 the rest of the way, denying Toledo the chance for its second-ever win against an SEC school.
Guadagni completed 7 of 12 passes for 122 yards before leaving the game due to injury late in the third quarter. He also tied Koback for the team lead with 73 rushing yards. Juniors Danzel McKinley-Lewis and Bryce Mitchell topped the Rockets with three receptions apiece.
Sophomore Saeed Holt led Toledo’s defensive efforts with a career-high 10 tackles to go with a tackle for loss and forced fumble, while junior Tycen Anderson registered a career-best eight stops.
The Racers are 1-1 and coming off a 63-17 loss at No. 3 Georgia Sept. 7. In its opener Aug. 31, Murray State dumped National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics opponent Pikeville, 59-20.
This will be the first meeting between Toledo and Murray State on the gridiron. The Rockets are 24-2 vs. FCS opponents since the NCAA split up Division I in 1978.
Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. The game will be carried by ESPN3.
To ensure a positive game-day experience, fans are advised to arrive early in order to give themselves plenty of time to find suitable parking.
Tickets are still available. Go to the Toledo Football Central website, call 419.530.GOLD (4653), or go to the Athletic Ticket Office at Savage Arena. The office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Students are admitted free with their Rocket ID; faculty and staff can buy tickets half price with ID.