The Toledo Rockets will make the trip to Mount Pleasant Michigan to face a Central Michigan Chippewas team that was able to snap their three game losing streak, as they defeated the Ohio Bobcats in Athens. The Rockets are coming into this game with a 4-1 (1-0 MAC) record, and are the favorites to win the MAC Championship this year. Toledo comes into the this week after a win against the Eastern Michigan Eagles. Central Michigan comes into the game with a 3-3 (1-1 MAC) record, coming off that must need win over the Bobcats last weekend.
Logan Woodside continues to show off his talent this season. Woodside has completed 111 of 173 passes, for 1635 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has only thrown one interception this season so far. With rain in the projection for the weekend, the Rockets might look more to the running game to get them the win. Terry Swanson pilots the Rocket background, with 77 carries for 355 yards and five touchdowns.
The Rockets could be without their star wide out Cody Thompson this weekend, as he might be out with an injury.
Shane Morris hopes to lead the Chippewas to a win on homecoming weekend in Mount Pleasant. Morris has completed 137 of 242 passes, for 1585 yards and 11 touchdowns. Morris has thrown nine interceptions so far on the season. Last week, Corey Willis and Tyler Conklin made their returns for the Chippewas, and the offense seemed to click better with the stars back out on the field.
With Willis out, Mark Chapman has been the number one option, as he leads the Chippewa receivers with 34 catches for 485 yards and three touchdowns. As the rain could be a factor for both teams, the Chips will need the running game to come out strong.
Jonathan Ward heads the Chippewa backfield, as he has 73 carries for 331 yards and two touchdowns. Kumehnnu Gwilly has been a feature back as well, so look for him to get some carries. Gwilly has 37 carries for 144 yards and a touchdown on the season.
Central Michigan’s defense forced four Bobcat turnovers last week, and look to keep their turnover margin growing positively. The Toledo didn’t turn the ball over last week, and they look to hold onto the ball through the rain this weekend.
The Rocket offense has been very strong, as they average over 500 yards of offense a game, so if the Chippewas want to win this game, the Chip defense will have to force a few turnovers, and Morris will have to be the quarterback the Chippewas believe he can be.