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At the Half, Rockets Trail Tigers 17-9. Defense playing well, but offense can't cash in.

The first half is in the books, and the Toledo Rockets still hanging tough with Mizzou...

The Rockets defense continues to go to work: Jordan Martin picked off James Franklin early in the 2nd stanza to set Toledo up for their second FG, and the defense racked up sacks 3 and 4 on the game back-to-back: Chase Murdock and Treyvon Hester combined to drive the Tigers 17 yards backwards. Only on the final drive of the half did they manage to find paydirt: James Franklin hit 6'6" Drial Green-Beckham on a fade route for their second TD of the game.

The offense has been getting down the field, but can't cash in once they get there. One drive saw a 3rd and 4 become a 3rd and 14 after two false start penalties. The final drive of the half had the Rockets on the 2 yard line with 7 seconds left, but Owens panicked and threw a pass into the hands of Matt White for the INT. But give it up to Jeremiah Detmer: the PK is 3 for 3, with field goals from 24, 46, and 41 yards.