After starting out the season with wins against two Power-5 opponents in Arkansas and Iowa State, the Toledo Rockets come into this game against Kent State undefeated, and finally ranked in the AP poll.
The Rockets are coming off a victory in their first conference game of the season against Ball State, a game in which they won 24-10. Playing without Kareem Hunt, Damion Jones-Moore and Terry Swanson have been forced to step up, and they haven't disappointed.
Kent State is coming off their second win of the season, this one coming against the RedHawks of Miami. Kent State's defense continues to impress, and has proven that they will not back down from anyone, including this prolific Toledo offense.
Quick Game Info
Game time, Date: October 10, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Glass Bowl in Toledo, Ohio
TV: The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3
Streaming: The game can be seen on the WatchESPN app, available in the Apple app store and Google Play Store for Android and iOS devices. click here to watch live.
Radio: on iHeartRadio's Golden Flashes channel, also on AM 640 if near Kent State.
Odds: Most places have Toledo by 14.5
Players to Watch
Kareem Hunt (RB, Toledo) - Hunt has been unable to play much this season, battling injuries just as he did last season. He is again questionable, but if he is able to play, he will have the impact many expected before the season that made him one of the top players in our preseason countdown.
DeJuan Rogers (CB, Toledo) - Rogers has asserted himself as a leader early on this season, and he is second on the team in tackles with 30. If Toledo's defense is going to continue the success it has had thus far this season, Rogers is going to have to have another big game.
Demetrius Monday (CB, Kent State) Monday has now had two games this season with two interceptions after last week's performance against Miami. He will need to continue to find a way to create turnovers in order to give the Kent State offense a chance.
Colin Reardon (QB, Kent State) Reardon has been the definition of a "game-manager" so far this season. He has only thrown three interceptions, but he also has the fifth-worst completion percentage in the country thus far this season. These numbers are going to have to improve for the Flashes to be able to pull off the upset.