Kelly/Shorts Stadium/Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
This game features the previously front-running Toledo Rockets against an under-the-radar Central Michigan Chippewas team.
Toledo (7-1, 4-1 MAC) fell from the ranks of unbeaten teams last week when Northern Illinois overcame a pair of key injuries to knock off UT at the Glass Bowl. That left Western Michigan with the only spotless MAC record in the division.
Central Michigan (5-4, 4-1 MAC) not only has won three straight, it started conference play with a win over Northern Illinois and just missed bumping off Western Michigan the following week in Kalamazoo.
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Toledo, ranked No. 20 in the AP media poll and USA Today coaches poll, cannot afford another loss. It boasts the MAC’s No. 1 scoring defense and also has some very explosive offensive weapons. Running back’s Kareem Hunt (140) and Terry Swanson (133) each rushed for over 100 yards against NIU and are a formidable rushing duo.
Toledo quarterback Phillip Ely hs completed 54.1 percent of his passes on the year with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Two of those picks game last week against NIU. He hit 15 of 33 passes for 136 yards, one TD and two interceptions in the loss.
The Rockets have won five straight games in the series with CMU, including 42-28 at the Glass Bowl last year. Central owns a 9-12-1 advantage overall in games played in Mt. Pleasant.