Post-Game Notes Following Toledo's 29-23 Victory Over Nationally Ranked Cincinnati
Cincinnati at TOLEDO
Oct. 20, 2012
Toledo, OH (Glass Bowl)
With tonight's victory, Toledo improves to 7-11 all-time vs. Top 25 teams, including 5-1 at home. The win is the Rockets' first against a ranked opponent since they defeated Bowling Green, 49-41, on Nov. 23, 2004.
Toledo is now 7-1 on the season, marking its best start since 2001. UT also began that year winning seven of its first eight contests and went on to finish 10-2 overall.
The Rockets are a perfect 4-0 in the Glass Bowl in 2012 and have won five-straight home contests, dating back to last season. Over the last two-plus years, UT is 12-4 in the Glass Bowl.
The win was a first for the Rockets against a Butch Jones-coached team. Jones was 3-0 versus Toledo as the head coach of Central Michigan from 2007-09.
Junior RB David Fluellen carried the ball a career-high 25 times for 161 yards, topping the century mark for the fourth straight game and fifth time this season. Fluellen is averaging 166.5 yards rushing over the last four contests.
Sophomore PK Jeremiah Detmer booted a career-best five field goals, tied for second-most in a game in school history. Detmer successfully converted a 43-yarder in the first quarter, a 42-yarder in the second, a 47-yarder in the second, a 20-yarder in the third and a 25-yarder in the fourth. He is now 18-of-23 on the season, equaling the second-most conversions in school history in a single season. He has now made 11-consecutive field goals, dating back to Western Michigan on Sept. 29. The last Rocket to make five field goals in a game was Todd France vs. Eastern Illinois on Sept. 16, 2000.
Junior WR Bernard Reedy returned a kickoff a career-best 91 yards for a score in the third quarter, his second TD return and third special teams return in as many weeks. Reedy also returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown at Eastern Michigan on Oct. 13 and a punt 66 yards for a score vs. Central Michigan on Oct. 6. He also caught a team-high five passes for 72 yards and finished with a game-high 229 total yards.
Senior LB Dan Molls totaled a team-high 13 tackles. Molls has now tallied at least 13 stops in six of the eight games this season.
Junior QB Terrance Owens completed 13-of-24 passes for 126 yards. Owens' 13 completions snapped a string of six straight contests with at least 20 completed passes.
Senior S Jermaine Robinson picked off his team-best fourth pass of the season in the first quarter and returned it 75 yards for a touchdown. It was Robinson's second pick six of the season and fourth in his Toledo career, tying the school record with Keon Jackson (2002-05). Robinson finished with three tackles and one pass breakup.
Redshirt freshman WR Alonzo Russell finished with four catches for 38 yards. Russell has now caught at least three passes in every game this season.
Toledo finished with 229 yards rushing, including a game-high 161 by junior David Fluellen. The Rockets have won gained at least 200 yards on four occasions in 2012. Cincinnati came into tonight's contest giving up only 101.6 ypg.
The Rockets' defense was credited with three tackles-for-loss, two interceptions and tied a season-high with nine pass breakups. UT also had nine breakups vs. Coastal Carolina on Sept. 22. Over the last four games, Toledo has eight picks.
Toledo committed a season-low four penalties, one fewer than its previous best effort vs. Central Michigan on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Sophomore CB Jordan Haden recorded his second INT of the season on UC's final drive to preserve Toledo's upset victory.
Toledo opened the game with a seven-play, 29-yard driving that ended with a 43-yard field goal by sophomore PK Jeremiah Detmer. The Rockets have now scored on their opening drive in each of the last four games (Central Michigan (FG), Western Michigan (TD), Eastern Michigan (TD).