Post-Game Notes Following Toledo's 50-35 Victory vs. Central Michigan
Central Michigan at TOLEDO
Oct. 6, 2012
Toledo, OH (Glass Bowl)
With today's victory, the Rockets extend their win streak against MAC West Division rival Central Michigan to three consecutive games. It is UT's longest win streak in the series since it won 10 straight from 1995-2004.
UT has now scored at least 35 points in each of the last three games, averaging 41.7 ppg.
Toledo is now 5-1 on the season, marking its best start since 2005. UT also began that year winning five of its first six contests and went on to finish 9-3 overall.
The Rockets tallied a season-high 50 points vs. Central Michigan this afternoon, signifying their second-largest scoring effort in the 41-game series against their West Division rival. UT registered 52 points during the 2001 game in Mount Pleasant.
UT was a perfect 6-of-6 in red-zone scoring chances, tallying three TD's and three FG's. Toledo came into today's game converting 53 percent (10-of-19) of its red-zone opportunities.
Junior QB Terrance Owens made his fifth consecutive start under center and completed 22-of-33 passes for 229 yards. Owens also rushed the ball 10 times for 66 yards, tallying an 11-yard TD run in the second quarter and a one-yard TD plunge in the third.
Junior QB Terrance Owens threw an interception in the second quarter, snapping a string of 277 consecutive passes without a pick. Owens' last interception was against Western Michigan on Nov. 8, 2011, a span of seven straight games.
Junior WR Bernard Reedy tied a career high with 10 catches for 92 yards. Reedy also caught 10 passes vs. Coastal Carolina on Sept. 22, 2012. He was also credited with a 66-yard punt return for a TD in the third quarter. The last time a Rocket returned a punt for a score was Eric Page vs. Eastern Michigan on Oct. 8, 2011 (85 yards). Reedy finished today's game with a collegiate-best 293 all-purpose yards, tied for the fourth most in a game in school history. Casey McBeth holds the school record with 370 all-purpose yards vs. Akron on Oct. 22, 1994.
Junior RB David Fluellen carried the ball 22 times for a game-high 104 yards, topping the century mark for a second consecutive game and third time this season. Fluellen was also credited with a one-yard TD plunge in the first quarter. He has now scored a touchdown in four of the first six games this season.
Over the last two contests, junior RB David Fluellen is averaging 158.5 yards on 21.5 carries. He is tallying 7.3 yards per rush during this stretch.
Redshirt freshman WR Alonzo Russell hauled in six passes for 58 yards. Russell has now caught at least five passes in each of the last four contests.
Sophomore Jeremiah Detmer finished a perfect 3-of-3 on field-goal attempts, converting from 33 yards in the first quarter, 40 yards in the fourth and 28 yards in the fourth. Detmer is now 12-of-17 on the season. He has now made multiple field goals on four occasions in 2012. The Hilliard, OH added three touchbacks and has 16 on the season.
Senior LB Robert Bell tied a collegiate-best with a game-high 12 tackles. Bell also had 12 stops vs. Temple on Oct. 1, 2011.
Freshman DE Allen Covington made his collegiate debut in the second quarter.
Senior TE Colby Kratch played two plays at defensive end in the second quarter.
Senior QB Austin Dantin made his first appearance under center since the Coastal Carolina contest on Sept. 22. Dantin played one series and completed 3-of-7 passes for 17 yards.
Junior DE Jayrone Elliott registered his team-high fourth sack of the season in the third quarter. Elliott finished with two tackles.
Senior S Mark Singer picked off his second pass in as many games & returned it 39 yards for his first collegiate TD in the fourth quarter. Singer now has six career interceptions. He finished today's contest with six tackles.
Senior S Jermaine Robinson was credited with his team-high third INT of the season in the fourth quarter and returned it 31 yards for a score in the fourth quarter. Robinson now has seven career INTs. He finished today's game with five tackles.
Toledo's defense finished with eight tackles-for-loss, including two sacks, two interceptions and five pass breakups.