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The 2016 Toledo Rockets football team represented the University of Toledo in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by head coach Jason Candle in his first full overall year, after coaching the 2015 Boca Raton Bowl. They played their home games at the Glass Bowl and were members of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 9–4, 6–2 in MAC play to finish in second place in the West Division. They were invited to the Camellia Bowl where they lost to Appalachian State.

2016 Toledo Rockets football
Toledo Rockets wordmark.svg
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionWest Division
2016 record9–4 (6–2 MAC)
Head coachJason Candle (1st as HC/3rd overall season)
Offensive coordinatorBrian Wright (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorBrian George (1st season)
Home stadiumGlass Bowl
(Capacity: 26,248)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Ohio xy   6 2         8 6  
Miami x   6 2         6 7  
Akron   3 5         5 7  
Bowling Green   3 5         4 8  
Kent State   2 6         3 9  
Buffalo   1 7         2 10  
West Division
No. 15 Western Michigan xy$   8 0         13 1  
Toledo   6 2         9 4  
Northern Illinois   5 3         5 7  
Eastern Michigan   4 4         7 6  
Central Michigan   3 5         6 7  
Ball State   1 7         4 8  
Championship: Western Michigan 29, Ohio 23
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 29:00 p.m.at Arkansas State*ESPNUW 31–1026,182
September 107:00 p.m.Maine*ESPN3W 45–323,439
September 173:00 p.m.Fresno State*
  • Glass Bowl
  • Toledo, OH
ESPN3/WTOLW 52–1719,379
September 3010:15 p.m.at BYU*ESPN2L 53–5562,230
October 83:00 p.m.at Eastern MichiganBCSNW 35–2021,412
October 153:30 p.m.Bowling Green 
ASNW 42–3530,147
October 2212:00 p.m.Central Michigan
  • Glass Bowl
  • Toledo, OH
BCSNW 31–1717,821
October 277:30 p.m.Ohio
  • Glass Bowl
  • Toledo, OH
CBSSNL 26–3116,154
November 27:30 p.m.at AkronESPN2W 48–176,559
November 98:00 p.m.vs. Northern Illinois
ESPN2W 31–2410,180
November 167:00 p.m.Ball State
  • Glass Bowl
  • Toledo, OH
ESPN2W 37–1916,826
November 255:00 p.m.at No. 14 Western MichiganESPN2L 35–5524,191
December 175:30 p.m.vs. Appalachian State*ESPNL 28–3120,257
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Schedule Source[2]

Game summariesEdit

at Arkansas StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 0 21 10 0 31
Red Wolves 3 0 0 7 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 2015 TOL, 37–7

MaineEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Black Bears 3 0 0 0 3
Rockets 7 10 21 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Fresno StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 0 7 10 17
Rockets 14 10 14 14 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2008 FRES, 55–54

at BYUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 14 7 17 15 53
Cougars 21 0 14 20 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Eastern MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 0 7 14 14 35
Eagles 0 3 10 7 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
32–11 2015 TOL, 63–20

Bowling GreenEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 7 0 7 21 35
Rockets 7 7 13 15 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
37–39–4 2015 TOL, 44–28

Central MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 0 0 10 7 17
Rockets 3 0 14 14 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
23–18–3 2015 TOL, 28–23

OhioEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 0 14 10 7 31
Rockets 0 6 14 6 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
31–19–1 2010 TOL, 20–13

at AkronEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 3 17 14 14 48
Zips 10 0 7 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–9 2013 AKR, 31–29

vs Northern IllinoisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 0 3 14 14 31
Huskies 7 7 7 3 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
29–14 2015 NIU, 32–27

Ball StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 10 3 6 19
Rockets 14 6 17 0 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
21–19–1 2015 TOL, 24–10

at Western MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 7 7 0 21 35
#14 Broncos 14 10 21 10 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
41–29 2015 WMU, 35–30

Appalachian State–Camellia BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mountaineers 7 7 14 3 31
Rockets 7 7 14 0 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 NIU-Toledo Game to be played at U.S. Cellular Field". FB Schedules. February 17, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  2. ^ "2016 Toledo Rockets Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved March 20, 2016.