The Toledo Rockets return to action tonight with a new look under center. Starting quarterback Phillip Ely was lost for the season when he tore his ACL in the Rockets 49-24 home loss to Missouri this past Saturday. The Rockets (1-1) hit the road for the first time this season tonight when they travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bearcats.
Due to some peculiar scheduling, this marks the season-opener for UC. The Bearcats may have not taken the field yet, but they're expected to be one of the best programs out of the AAC, and are actually the media favorite to win the conference heading into the season. The Bearcats are even ranked No. 3 on SB Nation's Underdogs Poll; a poll Toledo dropped out of this week.
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at 7 p.m. ET
WHERE: The game will take place at Paul Brown Stadium (the home field of the Cincinnati Bengals) in Cincinnati, Ohio.
TV: This game will be broadcast live on ESPNU starting at 7 p.m. ET. Eamon McAnaney, Dan Hawkins and Niki Noto (sideline) are on the call.
STREAMING: You can stream this game, live, via WatchESPN and the WatchESPN App for Android and iOS. A valid cable subscription is required.
RADIO: Rockets fans can listen to a live broadcast of this game on 1370 AM WSPD or 1210 AM WCWA in Toledo. You can also stream the Rockets Radio Network broadcast live on UTRockets.com for free.
ODDS: The line currently has Toledo listed as a 10-point underdog, with thee over-under set at 58.
PREVIEW: we've already produced a detailed game preview, and an in-depth Q&A about what to expect from UC with Down The Drive, a Cincinnati Bearcats blog.