TOLEDO at Eastern Michigan
Oct. 13, 2012
Ypsilanti, MI (Rynearson Stadium)
With today's victory, the Rockets extend their win streak against MAC West Division rival Eastern Michigan to six consecutive games. UT has now won six in a row in the series on three occasions (1979-84, 2000-05).
Toledo is now 6-1 on the season, marking its best start since 2005. UT also began that year winning six of its first seven contests and went on to finish 9-3 overall.
UT has now scored at least 50 points in each of the last two games, averaging 51.0 ppg.
Toledo scored 28 points in the third period to equal the third-most points in a quarter in school history. Most recently, UT tallied 28 points vs. Western Illinois on Sept. 1, 2005. The Rockets have now scored 28 points in a quarter vs. Eastern Michigan on three occasions (2002, 2003). The school record is 34 points vs. Davis & Elkins on Sept. 15, 1951.
The Rockets finished with a season-high 655 yards of total offense (254 rushing, 401 passing). Toledo has now totaled at least 500 yards on three occasions this season (521 at Western Michigan, 504 at Wyoming).
Junior WR Bernard Reedy caught a career-high 11 passes for a school-record 237 yards, including a 65-yard TD catch and a 59-yard TD catch in the third quarter. Kenny Higgins held the previous record with 233 yards vs. Ball State on Oct. 2, 2004. Reedy scored all three of his TDs in the third period, equaling the school record for scores in a half. Most recently, Eric Page accomplished the feat vs. Northern Illinois on Nov. 1, 2011.
Bernard Reedy totaled a school-record 407 all-purpose yards (237 receiving, 170 kick-off return). Casey McBeth held the previous record with 370 all-purpose yards vs. Akron on Oct. 22, 1994. Reedy's 407 total yards is also the third-most in MAC history. The record is 435 yards shared by Central Michigan's Brian Pruitt and Central Michigan's Robbie Mixon.
Bernard Reedy also returned a kickoff a career-long 89 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter, marking the fourth-longest return in the history of Rynearson Stadium. Reedy's kick return was the first in his career and UT's first since Eric Page had an 87-yard TD return vs. Air Force in the Military Bowl on Dec. 28, 2011.
Junior RB David Fluellen carried the ball a career-high 24 times for 188 yards and two TDs. Fluellen was credited with a career-tying best 53-yard TD run and a six-yard TD scamper in the second quarter to post his third multi-TD game of the season. Today marked Fluellen's third straight game topping the century mark. He also had a 53-yard burst at Wyoming on Sept. 2, 2012. He is averaging 168.3 yards rushing over the last three games.
Junior QB Terrance Owens completed 21-of-32 passes for a career-high 401 yards and three TDs. Owens' passing total is the fifth-most in school history in a single game. His previously career-high was 318 yards vs. Western Michigan on Nov. 8, 2011. Bruce Gradkowski holds the school record with 461 yards passing vs. Pittsburgh on Sept. 20, 2003.
Redshirt freshman WR Alonzo Russell finished with three catches for 98 yards, including a 60-yard TD reception in the third quarter. Russell has now caught at least three passes in every game this season.
Senior LB Dan Molls totaled a season-high 18 tackles, one short of his career-best effort vs. Northern Illinois on Nov. 9, 2010. Molls has now tallied at least 13 stops in five of the first seven games this season. He was also credited with his first interception of the season and fifth of his career on today's opening play.
Senior S Jermaine Robinson tied his career high with nine stops. Robinson also totaled nine tackles at Arizona on Sept. 1, 2012.
Sophomore PK Jeremiah Detmer booted a 23-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. Detmer has now made a field goal in each of the first seven games this season.
Senior TE Colby Kratch saw action at defensive end for a second straight game. Kratch was credited with half a quarterback sack and a fumble forced in the fourth quarter.
Sophomore WR Dwight Macon and freshman CB Juwan Haynes made their first collegiate starts. Haynes finished with three tackles.
Toledo's defense forced an interception on today's opening play. The Rockets have now recorded a pick in all but one contest this season (Coastal Carolina, Sept. 22).
Toledo completed 7-of-12 (58.3 percent) on third down this afternoon. The Rockets came into today's converting 45.0 percent (45-of-100) on the season.
Eastern Michigan RB Bronson Hill rushed for a career-high 283 yards, marking the second-most yards against the Rockets in a game in school history. Central Michigan's Brian Pruitt ran for 356 yards on Nov. 5, 1994.
Toledo opened the game with a six-play, 33-yard driving that ended with a four-yard TD run by junior QB Terrance Owens. The Rockets have now scored on their opening drive in each of the last three games (Central Michigan (FG) and Western Michigan (TD).