Breaking Down the Toledo Rockets Win Total
2020 College Football Season
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The Toledo Rockets have a legitimate shot at getting back to a bowl game in the 2020 college football season.
Toledo posted a mediocre and ultimately disappointing football campaign in 2019. The Rockets finished 6-6 overall and 3-5 in MAC play, one spot out of the basement in the West Division and not selected for a bowl despite barely making eligibility. This season, Toledo will look to make an improvement in the conference standings and find themselves in a bowl game at season’s end. Check back all season long for free college football picks and college football predictions at Sports Chat Place.
Let’s take a closer look at Toledo’s current status and break down their chances at hitting seven wins this year.
2019 was a pretty forgettable year for Toledo. The team was projected to finish first in the West, but really wasn’t even able to sniff the top of the division. Things started out well enough for the Rockets with a 4-1 record, but then they lost five of their final seven games. Interestingly enough, five of Toledo’s six losses last season came on the road. On the whole, the Rockets were only competitive in a couple of those defeats as well. There’s certainly some work to do for 2020.
Head coach Jason Candle returns for his fifth season at the helm in Toledo, and he’ll bring in a crew of first-year coordinators to help get the program headed in the right direction. With QB Mitchell Guadagni (whose performance last year was marred by injury) gone, the Rockets will have a few signal-callers to chose from including Eli Peters and Carter Bradley. The good news is that Toledo is pretty stocked at the skill positions, as with RB Bryant Koback and receivers Danzel McKinley-Lewis and Bryce Mitchell. The offensive line is experienced as well, so if the Rockets can find some rhythm they could be very dangerous on the scoreboard in 2020.
There are certainly seven wins on the schedule, but also a fair share of pitfalls for Toledo. We can pencil in a loss at Michigan State in the third game, but outside of that the Rockets should be in good shape heading into October. There’s a tricky stretch of three road games in four dates there, but Toledo should have ample talent to be able to compete with pretty much all the MAC teams.
Pick: I like the over. I’m a little higher on Toledo than some other people this season, but if the coaching staff can keep the defense competent there are plenty of weapons on the offensive side. The conference games (especially the road matchups—remember last year) are going to be key as the schedule winds down, but if Toledo plays to their capabilities they should be right in the mix of a wide-open West Division this year.
2020 Toledo Rockets Football Schedule
Day, Date Opponent
Saturday, September 5 at Tulsa
Saturday, September 12 San Diego State
Saturday, September 19 at Michigan State
Saturday, September 26 CCSU
Saturday, October 3 Ohio
Saturday, October 10 at Western Michigan
Saturday, October 17 Bowling Green
Saturday, October 24 at Eastern Michigan
Saturday, October 31 at Akron
Saturday, November 7 OPEN
Wednesday, November 11 Central Michigan
Tuesday, November 17 at NIU
Tuesday, November 24 Ball State
Saturday, December 5 MAC Championship