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Toledo dismantles Maine at the Glass Bowl after slow start, wins 45-3

The Rockets flew by the Black Bears thanks to big play after big play.

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Logan Woodside and the Rockets won their home opener at the Maine Black Bear 45-3. Maine got a field goal on their opening drive, and the Rockets responded with a three-play drive that included a 85 yard touchdown pass from Woodside to Corey Jones.

After the fast start, the game became sluggish with the teams trading punts on the next six drives. Finally, in the second quarter, the Rockets were able to put together a 55 yard drive that ended in a 33 yard field goal to make the game 10-3.

Before halftime Woodside would hit another big play, a 64 yard touchdown pass to Cody Thompson. The Rocket went into the break with 17-3 lead.

Toledo received the ball to start the second half, a drive ended with a strange interception when Woodside’s pass went off the head of his offensive lineman, up the air and into the hands of Maine’s Sterling Sheffield.

Maine was forced to punt again by the defense, after penalties helped to stall the drive. The Rockets offense put together a 13-play, 84-yard drive that was capped off by another Woodside touchdown pass this to Michael Roberts for 21 yards.

The special teams then got involved, with Ronnie Johnson returning a blocked punt 27 yards for a touchdown making the score 31-3.

Toledo would soon hit on yet another big play, thanks to an 89-yard Woodside to Jon'Vea Johnson connection.

In the fourth quarter, Maine had big play of their own when Darian Davis-Ray broke away from the defense for a 37 yard run. The Black Bears went on to attempt a 35 yard field goal that the Rockets blocked and returned 46 yards to the Maine 40.

Micheal Julian then entered the game at QB for Toledo, missing on his first two pass attempts. The drive ended when Jameson Vest missed a 43 yard field goal.

Toledo would go on to score one more time, a two yard touchdown run from Art Tompkins after he setup first and goal with a 43 yard run, this touchdown brought the game to its final score 45-3.

Toledo is now 2-0 and returns to action next Saturday, September 17th to take on the Frenso State Bulldogs at 3 p.m. EST in the Glass Bowl.