Rocket Countdown to Kick-Off!
The Toledo Rockets are counting down the days till the 2012 season begins!
The Rockets' season kicks off with a nationally televised matchup at Arizona on Sept. 1. Join us in a daily countdown until the big day arrives!
And don't miss any of the action at the Glass Bowl. The home opener is on Sept. 15 vs. Bowling Green. Season tickets are on sale now, including the $59 Ultimate Fan Plan, the best ticket deal on the planet!
Rocket Countdown to Kickoff !
1– Where the Rockets want to end up in the MAC standings this year! Go Rockets! Just 1 day till kickoff in Tucson, but not too late to buy your season tickets. The home opener vs. Bowling Green is on Sept. 15. Call 419-530-GOLD (4653). Go Rockets!
2– Number of outstanding Rocket quarterbacks, Terrance Owens and Austin Dantin. Also happens to be Owens’ uniform number. At just $59, you can afford to buy 2 season tickets! Only 2 days left until the 2012 season kicks off!
3- Number of returning All-MAC players for the Rockets: DE TJ Fatinikun, LB Dan Molls, C Zac Kerin. Only 3 days until the start of another great season!
4 – Number of wins for the Rockets vs. nationally ranked teams at the Glass Bowl! See what else the Rockets can continue to achieve this season by purchasing an Ultimate Fan Plan! Call 419-530-GOLD (4653). 4 days till the Rockets will battle Arizona in their season opener
5- Number of TD passes Austin Dantin completed vs. NIU last year. Only 5 days left till the Rockets travel to Arizona to play the Wildcats on ESPNU!
6- The Rockets have made 6 bowl appearances in the last 10 years. What will 2012 bring? Only 6 days left till the Rockets embark on that answer to that question.
7– Number of Toledo’s MAC wins in 2010 and 2011. This year, let’s go for 8! Don’t miss a single home game. 419-530-GOLD (4653). Only 7 days (one week!) until Toledo opens its season at Arizona on ESPNU!
8 – Number of years since QB Bruce Gradkowski led Toledo to its last MAC Championships (seems like yesterday!). Rocket season tickets are an incredible value. Just ask Bruce! Only 8 days till the Rockets open their season on ESPNU at Arizona!
9– Number of victories for the Rockets in 2011. Don’t miss the big wins in 2012, get your season tickets now. Call 419-530-GOLD (4653). Only 9 days till the 2012 season kicks off!
10- Toledo has won 10 MAC championships. Is another one in the cards in 2012? Only 10 days left till the quest begins!
11 - The number of sophomore wide receiver Bernard Reedy, the MVP of the 2011 Military Bowl. Keep an eye on Reedy all season long. Call 419-530-GOLD (4653). 11 days till the Rockets kick off their season.
12– Number of returning starters for the Rockets. Don’t forget to return your season ticket application. The Ultimate Fan Plan is just $59! Only 12 more days till the Rockets battle the Wildcats of Arizona!
13- Number of points it took for Toledo to topple Michigan in a 13-10 victory in 2008. Toledo is the only MAC school to beat the Wolverines! In 13 days, Toledo will face the head coach who led Michigan that day, Rich Rodriguez, who is now at Arizona
14- Number of turnovers committed by UT in 2011, the 6th-lowest in the nation. Only 14 days left till the season opener but plenty of time to buy your season ticket. Call 419-530-GOLD (4653).
15- The number of touchdown pass senior quarterback Austin Dantin threw last season and the date in September when the Rockets host their rivals in the Battle of I-75! 15 days till it all begins in Tucson
16 – The Rockets tied for 16th in the nation with 30 forced fumbles in 2011, recovering 16. 16 days until opening night on ESPNU!
17 – Remember that uniform number. It belongs to sophomore Dwight Macon, who you may be hearing more about this season. 17 days until the Rockets begin their quest for a title!
18 - The number of touchdown passes Terrance Owens threw last season. And just 18 days till the Rockets kick off their 2012 season.
19– The number of years since Cincinnati has visited the Glass Bowl. Come out and see the Rockets battle the Bearcats on Oct. 20 as part of the $59 Ultimate Fan Plan! 419-530-GOLD (4653). Just 19 more days till the season opener!
20- Cost to join the Rocket Kids Club and the value of the FREE Rocket Shop gift card you receive with your purchase of the Ultimate Fan Plan. Call 419-530-GOLD (4653) for info on either great deal. Just 20 days, less than three weeks, till the Rockets kick off their season in the Arizona desert on Sept. 1.
21– Where Austin Dantin ranked nationally in quarterback efficiency in 2011. Just 21 more days till the vaunted Rocket passing attack revs up once again!
22– Uniform number of junior David Fluellen, who has rushed for more than 700 yards in his first two seasons in a Rocket uniform. Don’t miss the exciting Rocket offense this season! Call 419-530-GOLD (4653). Just 22 more days till the season opener at Arizona on Sept. 1 on ESPNU!
23- Uniform number of T.J. Fatinikun, Toledo’s bone-crunching defensive end, who no longer has to share the number (RB Morgan Williams also wore #23 last year). It’s okay to share your season tickets with your friends. Call 419-530-GOLD (4653). Only 23 more days till the season opener!
24- Amount of FREE food, in U.S. dollars, you receive with the Ultimate Fan Plan. Call 419-530-GOLD (4653) to order yours today. Can you believe there are just 24 days left till the start of Rockets football?
25- Kishon Wilcher, No. 25, may be only 5-foot-7, but he hits like a giant. Rocket fans of all sizes love the Ultimate Fan Plan. Call 419-530-GOLD (4653). Only 25 more days till Rocket Football hysteria begins!
26- Number of touchdown passes thrown by former Rocket QB Brian Jones, who led the Rockets to a MAC West title in 2002. Only 26 more days, Rocket fans!
27- Number of passes Terrance Owens completed in Toledo’s 45-28 win over Ball State last season. Only 27 more days till the 2012 season kicks off!
28- Number of points the Rockets put on the board in last year’s 28-21 win over Bowling Green in the I-75 Rivalry game. We need you in the Glass Bowl on Sept. 15 and all year. 28 more days till another big game, the season opener at Arizona.
29- Watch out for No. 29 this year, strong safety Jermaine Robinson! 29 days till the Rockets open up at Arizona on ESPNU!
30- The date in November for the MAC Championship Game at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The Rockets are determined to get there this year! 30 days till the quest for glory begins!
31– Number of tackles by junior defense end Jayrone Elliott. Rocket fans will always remember that Elliott forced the game-saving fumble on Air force’s two-point conversion attempt last year’s 42-41. 31 days till the start of another thrilling season of Rocket football!
32– Age of the youngest head coach in major college football, none other than Toledo’s Matt Campbell. Young or old, Rocket season tickets are a great value for everyone! Call 419-530-GOLD (4653). Just 32 more days till the season opener!
33 – Combined number of TD passes thrown by Terrance Owens (18) and Austin Dantin (15) in 2011. 33 days till the Rockets open the 2012 season at Arizona on ESPNU!
34 - The price of a single ticket for the home opener vs. Bowling Green on Sept. 15. Why not buy an Ultimate Fan Plan season ticket for just $59? Call 419-530-GOLD (4653). 34 days till the start of Rocket football.
35- One of the most famous numbers in UT Football history! The Rockets won 35 consecutive games from 1969-1971, the second-longest streak in Division I history! 35 days until the Rockets embark on another history-making season.
36- Number of points Toledo scored in a 36-13 win over Temple last year. Temple is no longer in the MAC this year, but UMass is. Catch all the MAC action with the Ultimate Fan Plan, just $59. 36 more days till kickoff!
37- Uniform number of walk-on linebacker Drake Fletcher. Walk-ons are the unsung heroes of any college football team. 37 days until the Rockets strap it on and play for real!
38- Number of times All-MAC linebacker Dan Molls assisted on tackles last year. Molls and the Rockets will be taking the field again in just 38 days!
39- Number of times the Rockets appeared on ESPN Networks from 2000 through 2010. Toledo can be seen on ESPNU in the season opener vs. Arizona in just 39 days!
40- The round that UT quarterback Terrence Owens was drafted in by the Padres in the 2012 MLB Draft. Don’t worry, T.O. has his mind on football. Only 40 days till Owens and the Rockets begin their quest for a MAC Championship.
41- Number of points Toledo scored in their 41-36 victory over Marshall in the 2001 MAC Championship Game! Only 41 days till Toledo begins the quest for another title!
42- The Rockets put 42 points on the board in last year’s narrow win of 42-41 over Air Force in the Military Bowl! 42 more days till the Rockets play another big game vs. Rich Rodriguez and the Arizona Wildcats in the season opener on Sept. 1.
43 – Uniform number for UT safety Mark Singer, who is back after missing all of last year due to injury. Don’t miss a single game this fall. Ultimate Fan Plan season tickets are just $59. 43 more days and the waiting will be over.
44- The number of players on the roster from the state of Ohio. No matter where you are from there is a Rocket ticket plan to meet your needs . Call 419-530-GOLD (4653). 44 days till the Toledo football season begins!
45- There are 45 private suites in the Glass Bowl Press Tower but every seat in the Glass Bowl is a great place to cheer on the Rockets! 45 days till the Rockets kick start the 2012 season!
46 – Consecutive games in which former Rocket wide receiver Mel Long, Jr. caught a pass from (1997-2000). Only 46 days till the Rockets face the Wildcats of Arizona in Tucson in their season opener on ESPNU!
47 – In 1947 the Rockets won 9 games for the first time in history, the same number of wins as 2011. Toledo’s next chance for another victory comes in 47 days vs. Arizona on Sept. 1.
48 – Number of letterwinners Toledo has returning in 2011. 48 more days till the Rockets kick off the 2012 season!
49- Number of times the Rockets scored in the redzone out of 53 opportunities in 2011. Only 49 days left till the Rocket scoring machine gets back in action!
50- 50 years ago Frank Lauterbur was hired to coach the Rockets, the beginning of Toledo football dominance in the MAC. Toledo’s newest head coach, Matt Campbell, makes his regular-season debut in 50 days on ESPNU!
51- Number of years since the University of Toledo obtained a Nike-AJAX missile from the U.S. army in 1961. It can be seen outside the Glass Bowl pointed toward the football stadium of that team down south. Only 51 days left till the 2012 season kicks off! Call 419-530-GOLD (4653).
52 - Distance of placekicker Jeremiah Detmer’s longest field goal last season! 52 days till the 2012 season begins!
53 – Uniform number of UT long snapper Matt Wall. Ordering Rocket season tickets is a snap. Call 419-530-4653 or go online at utrockets.com. 53 days till the Rockets play Rich Rodriguez and the Arizona Wildcats in the season opener!
54- Points scored by Toledo in a 54-38 win over Colorado on national TV in 2009. 54 days till Toledo faces Arizona on national TV (ESPNU)!
55- The Rockets have won the Homecoming game 55 times! Come support UT on Homecoming and every home game! For tickets call 419-530-GOLD (4653). Just 55 days left till the Rockets open their season on Sept. 1!
56- The number of kickoff returns by the Rockets in 2011. 56 days till the Rockets kick off the 2012 season on Sept. 1 at Arizona on ESPNU!
57- 57 years ago former UT great Mel Triplett was selected in the 5th round of the 1955 NFL draft by the NY Giants. Don’t miss the Rockets’ future NFL stars this season! Only 57 days till the Rockets face the Wildcats of Arizona in Tucson on ESPNU!
58- Number of points Toledo scored in its 2011 season opener with its 58-22 victory over New Hampshire. Only 58 days left till the 2012 season kicks off! Call 419-530-GOLD (4653).
59- Price of the $59 Ultimate Fan Plan, the best season ticket deals on the planet! 59 days till the Rockets kick off their season at Arizona on Sept. 1. Call 419-530-GOLD (4653).