Toledo (5-3, 2-2 MAC) hosts Kent State (3-5, 2-2 MAC) at the Glass Bowl on Tuesday night in a game that is critical to both teams' Mid-American Conference title hopes. The Rockets are tied with Northern Illinois for fourth place in the MAC West Division, a half-game behind Western Michigan and Central Michigan (3-2) and a full game behind Ball State (3-1). The Golden Flashes are tied for third with Buffalo in the East, a game behind division leaders Ohio and Miami (3-1). A loss to either Toledo or Kent State would put their division title hopes in serious jeopardy.
We talked about the game, and Halloween, with Rockets Head Coach Jason Candle this week on The Scott Sands Show -- click here to listen with our free iHeartRadio app.
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The Rockets are coming off a 37-34 overtime victory over Eastern Michigan on Oct. 26. Junior quarterback Eli Peters hit junior tight end Drew Rosi for a 15-yard touchdown in overtime to seal the win for Toledo. The Eagles took the lead in overtime, 34-31, on a 24-yard field goal by Chad Ryland. Toledo was faced with third-and-10 from the 15-yard line when Peters hit Rosi on a corner route to send the Rockets into a wild celebration. The Rockets were playing without senior quarterback Mitchell Guadagni, who was injured at Bowling Green on Oct. 12, and redshirt freshman Carter Bradley, who was the starter and was injured at Ball State on Oct. 19. The status of Guadagni and Bradley for the Kent State game has not been announced. Kent State is coming off a 23-16 home loss to Miami last week. The Golden Flashes opened the MAC season with wins over Bowling Green and Akron before falling to Ohio, 45-38, on Oct. 19. They are led by junior dual-threat quarterback Dustin Crum, who has compiled 1,345 yards passing and 374 yards rushing.