Toledo rolled over Maine last night for another impressive win, looking good on both sides of the ball. The defense has been able to shut down both offenses it has faced, holding A-State to 10 points and Maine to three points. While the Rocket offense has scored over 30 points and totaled over 500 yards in both games. Handling their business with ease early in the season, heres what we learn about the Rockets so far.
- Toledo has looked like a complete team The Rockets have been solid on both sides of the ball so far this year. They have been able to control momentum almost from start to finish against Maine and Arkansas State.
- Logan Woodside has the Rockets set at QB. Woodside already won a MAC offensive player of the week award with his performance against Arkansas State. He followed that up in the game against Maine, going 13 of 25 passing for 329 and four touchdowns with one interception that deflected off of an offensive linemen’s helmet. Through two games he has totaled 700 passing yards with seven touchdowns and only one pick.
3. Big plays could Toledo in any game
When the offense hasn't been on the top of its game they have still been able to hit on big plays. The Rockets have scored five touchdowns on plays over 20 yards, three of which were over 60 yards. They have a made big plays on special teams including a blocked punt return 27 yards for a touchdown.
4. Field goal kicking could improve
Jameson Vest is hasn't missed an extra point this season but he is 2 of 4 on field goals. He has missed one in each game, a 40 yard attempt against Arkansas State and a 43 yard attempt against Maine. While both misses were from fairly long distances, those are kicks he will need to hit when Toledo is in the heart of the MAC schedule.
5. The defense has not faced a true threat yet
The defense has yet to face an offense that moves the ball well, this could change next week when they face Fresno State. The Bulldogs were able to pile up 474 yards against an FCS opponent and could be the best offense Toledo has faced yet. Fresno QB Chason Virgil passed for 274 yards and touchdowns, while Dontel James added 121 yards on the ground and a touchdown. They are the two players that the Rockets defense will need to shut down.
Toledo faces Fresno State at 3pm EST in the Glass Bowl and will hope keep there hot start to the season going at home.