By AF, Rocket Alum
First things first – in the illustrious words of Weezy F Baby, “Sorry 4 the Wait” on this one. I was on vacation getting engaged (humble brag) and didn’t have a laptop/time to write the Rocket Power blog after the game. Anyway, better late than never.
This past Saturday was another edition of the Toledo Rockets football team wiping the floor with whomever decided to line up against them. The victim? The Nevada Wolf Pack. Those Reno rejects had a tough time getting things going early on. That makes sense since Toledo’s defense is basically Fort Knox. You’re not getting anywhere against them. Ty Gangi, the guy cursed with being the Wolf Pack’s quarterback against the Rockets, fumbled twice and threw a pick to Ja’Wuan Woodley.
Toledo’s offense once again lived up to the hype. Logan Woodside’s stat line was 19/27 for 232 yards and 2 TDs. See you in New York, Logan. Cody Thompson showed why he’s on the Biletnikoff watch list yet again by surpassing 100 yards receiving on eight receptions. The Rockets offense was about running the ball this week. Yes you read that right. Toledo’s committee of running backs ran the ball into the Nevada defense and the endzone. Terry Swanson had 27 rushes for 101 yards and two scores. He also had two receptions for 16 yards. Kareem Hunt 2.0?! Art Thompkins added 12 carries for 54 yards and Shakif Seymour, the young stunna, had 14 carries for 48 yards. That’s 53 carries for 203 yards for the three-headed monster at RB for Toledo. This offense is scary good and showed that this week.
The final score: Toledo 37 Nevada 24.
This week, the Rockets welcome the Tulsa Golden Hurricane to the Glass Bowl. Kind of a dick move for Tulsa to not change their name after Harvey and Irma. Not saying Tulsa is a bunch of assholes, but if the shoe fits… Anyway, Tulsa allows 50.5 points per game this year. They got smoked by #10 Oklahoma St 59-24 and then beat the Ragin’ Cajuns 66-42. The Tulsa offense can light up the scoreboard for sure, but the Toledo defense is surely better than Louisiana-Lafayette’s (yes I’m serious, and don’t call me Shirley). Tulsa’s quarterback’s last name is President. Who does this guy think he is?! The Rocket defense is going to impeach his goofy ass so fast that his wife (if he has one) might run for office in 2020 against The Rock. Tulsa also has a running back that has put up some good numbers this year, but he doesn’t have a name I can make fun of, so I’ll just say he’s screwed. The potency of the Rockets offense mixed with the defense that Coach Candle has playing at an elite level will be too tough a test for the Golden Hurricane. The Rockets will take them down to tropical storm status at best. I’m predicting a Glass Bowl victory for the Toledo Rockets on Saturday. Nice little warmup game for the other Hurricanes down in Miami next week.