Toledo Rockets vs. Missouri Tigers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 9/6/14
Missouri Tigers (1-0) at Toledo Rockets (1-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Glass Bowl)
The Line: Toledo Rockets +4.5 -- Over/Under: 59.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 2
The Glass Bowl and the Toledo Rockets play host to the Missouri Tigers in a week two bout.
The Missouri Tigers had no problem in disposing of the South Dakota State Jackrabbits 38-18 in week one although many expected a larger margin of victory. This was a 21-18 game in the third quarter at one point and Missouri's 393-365 yardage edge wasn't huge but credit to the Jackrabbits who controlled the clock with just enough running and an effective short passing game. Maty Mauk gave the Tigers 178 passing yards and a trio of TD's with Darius White hauling in 39 yard and 44 yard touchdown receptions. Russell Hansbrough gave the Tigers a boost on the ground with 126 yards on 20 totes including a ten yard scoring run.
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The Toledo Rockets hammered the New Hampshire Wildcats 54-20 to open 2014 with a bang. The Rockets broke open a close game behind a 38-6 second half explosion where most of the team's 666 yards of offense was generated. Phillip Ely led the balanced Rockets attack with 337 passing yards an four touchdowns with Alonzo Russell and Corey Jones combining for ten catches for 156 yards. Kareem Hunt provided Toledo with some balance on the ground with 136 yards and a pair of trips to the endzone while Damian Jones-Moore added another 70 yards and a touchdown. The defense eliminated the Wildcats run game and kept receivers out of the endzone.
If this line held at around a touchdown or so I might have taken the Rockets but since it has dropped I'm not seeing enough value to do that now. Toledo has a shot here but I really have no interest in backing either...