1948 Toledo Rockets football team

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1948 Toledo Rockets football
Glass Bowl, W 27–14 vs. Oklahoma City
Conference Independent
1948 record 5–6
Head coach Skip Stahley (1st season)
Captain Mardo Hamilton
Captain Mike Carman
Home stadium Glass Bowl
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1949 →

The 1948 Toledo Rockets football team was an American football team that represented the University of Toledo during the 1948 college football season. In their first season under head coach Skip Stahley, the Rockets compiled a 5–6 record, were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 225 to 206, and defeated Oklahoma City, 27–14, in the third postseason Glass Bowl game.[1][2]

On October 2, 1948, Chuck Hardy set a Toledo school record that still stands with a 100-yard kickoff return against John Carroll.[3] On October 9, 1948, the Rockets renewed the Bowling Green–Toledo football rivalry after a 13-year hiatus.[4] Toledo lost to Bowling Green, 21-6, in the 1948 game.[1] During the 1948 season, a Toledo football game was televised for the first time on WSPD-TV13 (later WTVG).[5] The 1948 team captains were Mardo Hamilton and Mike Carman.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Toledo Football 2015 Media Guide" (PDF). University of Toledo. 2015. p. 188. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  2. ^ "Toledo Yearly Results (1945-1949)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  3. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 211.
  4. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 233.
  5. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 134.
  6. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 164.