Toledo Rockets

About Toledo Rockets

The Toledo Rockets represent the University of Toledo in college football and have been active in the sport since 1917. The team have achieved success on the field and the program has produced two consensus All-Americans, including the College Hall of Fame inductee, Mel Long. They have amassed close to 500 victories and possess an all-time winning record. The Rockets' main rivals are the Bowling Green Falcons. The two teams play for the Battle of I-75 Trophy and the rivalry dates back to their first meeting, in 1919.

Having started life as an independent, the team joined the Northwestern Ohio Intercollegiate Athletic Association ahead of the 1921 season and remained there until 1930. Subsequent years saw the Rockets play in the Ohio Athletic Conference, before once again operating as an independent fro 1948 to 1950. However, since 1951, they have competed consistently in the Mid-American Conference.

Throughout history, the Rockets have won a total of thirteen Conference Championships, with their most recent win coming in 2004. They have finished in the top 25 of the AP Poll on four occasions and their highest ranking was number 12, achieved in 1970. In addition, the team have earned three Division Titles, with those victories occurring in 1997, 1998 and 2002. The Rockets have appeared in thirteen post-season bowl games and currently have an 8-5 record. Furthermore, between 1969 and 1971, Toledo put together a consecutive win streak of 35 games, which remains one of the longest winning runs ever recorded in the NCAA.

Toledo play home games at the Glass Bowl, which opened for the first time in 1937. Formerly known as University Stadium, the venue underwent significant re...

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