2002 Toledo Rockets football team

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2002 Toledo Rockets football
Toledo Rockets wordmark.svg
MAC West Division co-champion
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division West Division
2002 record 9–5 (7–1 MAC)
Head coach Tom Amstutz (2nd season)
Home stadium Glass Bowl
(Capacity: 26,248)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 24 Marshall x$   7 1         11 2  
UCF   6 2         7 5  
Miami   5 3         7 5  
Ohio   4 4         4 8  
Akron   3 5         4 8  
Kent State   1 7         3 9  
Buffalo   0 8         1 11  
West Division
Toledo xy   7 1         9 5  
Northern Illinois x   7 1         8 4  
Bowling Green   6 2         9 3  
Ball State   4 4         6 6  
Western Michigan   3 5         4 8  
Central Michigan   2 6         4 8  
Eastern Michigan   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Marshall 49, Toledo 45
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Toledo Rockets football team represented the University of Toledo during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. They competed as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) in the West Division. The Rockets were led by head coach Tom Amstutz.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 7:00 PM Cal Poly* Glass BowlToledo, Ohio W 44–16   23,074
September 7 6:00 PM at Eastern Michigan Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, Michigan W 65–13   16,843
September 14 2:30 PM at Minnesota* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis L 21–31   36,640
September 21 7:00 PM UNLV* Glass Bowl • Toledo, Ohio W 38–21   26,050
September 28 1:30 PM at Pittsburgh* Heinz FieldPittsburgh L 19–37   39,713
October 12 7:00 PM Ball Statedagger Glass Bowl • Toledo, Ohio W 27–24   25,926
October 19 6:00 PM at Central Florida Citrus BowlOrlando, Florida TV5 W 27–24   18,815
October 26 7:00 PM Miami (OH) Glass Bowl • Toledo, Ohio L 13–27   24,466
November 9 7:00 PM Central Michigan Glass Bowl • Toledo, Ohio W 44–17   18,944
November 16 3:30 PM at Western Michigan Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, Michigan FSN W 42–21   9,844
November 23 12:00 PM at Northern Illinois Huskie StadiumDeKalb, Illinois FSN W 33–30   20,154
November 30 7:00 PM Bowling Green Glass Bowl • Toledo, Ohio (Battle of I-75) W 42–24   25,331
December 7 2:30 PM at Marshall Marshall University StadiumHuntington, West Virginia (MAC Championship) ESPN2 L 45–49   24,582
December 26 5:00 PM vs. Boston College* Ford FieldDetroit (Motor City Bowl) ESPN L 25–51   51,872
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Roster[edit]

2002 Toledo Rockets football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 2 Ford, CarlCarl Ford Sr
QB 7 Gradkowski, BruceBruce Gradkowski Fr
QB 10 Jones, BrianBrian Jones Sr
G 68 Kaczur, NickNick Kaczur So
WR 1 Moore, LanceLance Moore So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
SS 11 Body, PatrickPatrick Body So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

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