With a new season just around the corner, find out how to watch the Toledo Rockets take on the Stony Brook Seawolves later on tonight.
Looking at records alone, one would think this is an easy win for Toledo, but that might not be the case. Stony Brook might have finished with a lowly 5-7 mark a season ago, but the Seawolves never lost by more than ten points all season. Although they were never able to beat a big-time opponent, they came incredibly close. Examples include a 19-16 loss to UConn, a 27-21 overtime defeat at the hands of FCS #12 William & Mary and a 28-20 loss to FCS #3 New Hampshire. With that in mind, it wouldn't be wise for the Rockets to sleep on the Seawolves. For a full preview for what to expect from Stony Brook, click here.
Toledo came oh-so-close a season ago. 9-4 overall, and 7-1 in the MAC. All that separated them from a date in Detroit was three points against Northern Illinois. With that in mind, it'll be important for Matt Campbell's team to start quick with a victory to get things going once again. It's still unsure as of who will get the start for the Rockets at quarterback today. Phillip Ely was last season's week one starter, but was injured in week three and left his duties to Logan Woodside. Michael Julian is also in the running. Toledo's depth and experience at running back, even though the Rockets will be without standout running back Kareem Hunt, will also create problems for Stony Brook's defense. For our Toledo preview, click here.
Quick Game Info
Game time, date: This game is on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 7 p.m. EST
Location: Glass Bowl in Toledo, Ohio.
TV: The game will be live on ESPN3.
Streaming: The game can be seen on the WatchESPN app, available on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for iOS and Android powered devices. Click here to stream on your computer.
Radio: If in or near Toledo, the game can be heard on 1370 WSPD-AM Toledo, if outside Toledo go to UTRockets.com to see a full list of radio affiliates. Click here to listen live.
Odds: There are currently no odds on this game. Here is a full list of NCAAF odds for week one.
Players to Watch
Phillip Ely (QB, Toledo)- The Alabama transfer from two years ago is back after ending his season just after just three games in 2014 due to an injury. If he is the starter, it will be interesting to see whether or not he can replicate his numbers against New Hampshire from last season, when he threw for 337 yards and four touchdowns in his first ever game with Toledo.
Trent Voss (DE, Toledo)- Voss led all returning Rockets in tackles a season ago, and also led the defensive line in tackles overall. The senior recorded 15 tackles for a loss last year and looks to be the unit's leader in 2015.
Conor Bednarski (QB, Stony Brook)- Bednarski is a senior, and he played in all 12 games for the Seawolves last season. He was 108-for-210 with seven touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Stacey Bedell (RB, Stony Brook)- Bedell was the Seawolves' offensive workhorse in 2014, running for 1100 yards on 211 carries as a sophomore. Bedell was a transfer from UMass in 2013, where he played two seasons.