Monday September 8th, 2014

Toledo Rockets vs. Cincinnati Bearcats

Cincinnati will open its season by hosting 1-1 Toledo on Friday night. After an opening week win over New Hampshire, Toledo dropped the second game of its season against Missouri

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

Details for Friday's game are below: 

Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. ET

Live Stream: The game can be streamed live here

TV Coverage: ESPNU

Radio: For Cincinnati affiliates, click here. For Toledo affiliates, click here

Game Facts

Cincinnati Facts

Cincinnati was chosen to finish first in the AAC in the conference's preseason poll. 

This will be the second year with head coach Tommy Tuberville at the helm. The Bearcats went 9-4 last season.

Cincinnati has won at least nine games six times in the last seven years.

Cincinnati's offense returns starters at quarterback, running back and wide receiver, as well as all-conference offensive tackle Eric Lefeld.

The defense lost three all-conference players from last season but returns second-team all-conference defensive end Silverberry Mouhon.

Toledo Facts

Junior quarterback Phillip Ely injured his right knee during last week's game and will miss the remainder of the season.

Redshirt freshman OL Nate Jeppesen sustained a leg injury against Missouri and will also be out for the rest of the season.

Cincinnati leads the series record 4-3, but Toledo won the teams' last meeting, in 2012, in a game where the Bearcats were ranked No. 18. 

Offensively, the Rockets rank 30th in the FBS in passing yardage and 32nd in rushing. Their 39 points per game ranks No. 37 in the FBS.

Sophomore Kareem Hunt has already scored five rushing touchdowns in two games, just one fewer than he had as a freshman in 2013.

- Jack Jorgensen

 

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