2011 Toledo Rockets football team

The 2011 Toledo Rockets football team represented the University of Toledo during the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Rockets were led by third-year head coach Tim Beckman during the regular season and new head coach Matt Campbell for their bowl game. They competed in the West Division of the Mid-American Conference and played their home games at the Glass Bowl. They finished the season 9–4, 7–1 in MAC play to be West Division co–champions with Northern Illinois. Due to their loss to Northern Illinois, they did not represent the division in the MAC Championship Game. They were invited to the Military Bowl where they defeated Air Force 42–41.

2011 Toledo Rockets football
Toledo Rockets wordmark.svg
MAC West Division co-champion
Military Bowl champion
Military Bowl, W 42–41 vs Air Force
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionWest
2011 record9–4 (7–1 MAC)
Head coachTim Beckman (regular season) Matt Campbell (bowl game)
Offensive coordinatorMatt Campbell
Defensive coordinatorMike Ward, Paul Nichols
Home stadiumGlass Bowl
(Capacity: 26,248)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Ohio xy   6 2         10 4  
Temple   5 3         9 4  
Kent State   4 4         5 7  
Bowling Green   3 5         5 7  
Miami   3 5         4 8  
Buffalo   2 6         3 9  
Akron   0 8         1 11  
West Division
Northern Illinois xy$   7 1         11 3  
Toledo x   7 1         9 4  
Western Michigan   5 3         7 6  
Ball State   4 4         6 6  
Eastern Michigan   4 4         6 6  
Central Michigan   2 6         3 9  
Championship: NIU 23, Ohio 20
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant

At the end of the regular season, head coach Tim Beckman resigned to become the new head coach at Illinois. Offensive coordinator Matt Campbell was named as Beckman's replacement and coached the Rockets in the Military Bowl. Beckman finished at Toledo with a three-year record of 21–16.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17:00 p.m.No. 10 (FCS) New Hampshire*ESPN3W 58–2220,106
September 1012:00 p.m.at No. 15 Ohio State*BTNL 22–27105,016
September 168:00 p.m.No. 4 Boise State*
  • Glass Bowl
  • Toledo, OH
ESPNL 15–4028,905
September 2412:00 p.m.at Syracuse*Big East NetworkL 30–33 OT39,116
October 112:00 p.m.at TempleESPN3W 36–1321,705
October 83:00 p.m.Eastern Michigan
  • Glass Bowl
  • Toledo, OH
W 54–1622,909
October 1512:00 p.m.at Bowling GreenESPN3W 28–2122,408
October 227:00 p.m.Miami (OH) 
  • Glass Bowl
  • Toledo, OH
ESPN3W 49–2825,910
November 17:00 p.m.Northern Illinois
  • Glass Bowl
  • Toledo, OH
ESPN2L 60–6319,004
November 88:00 p.m.Western Michigan
  • Glass Bowl
  • Toledo, OH
ESPNUW 66–6316,107
November 188:00 p.m.at Central MichiganESPNUW 44–1712,741
November 252:00 p.m.at Ball StateESPNUW 45–286,873
December 284:30 p.m.vs. Air Force*ESPNW 42–4125,042

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2011 Football Schedule". University of Toledo. Archived from the original on 29 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-19.