2016 Toledo Rockets football team

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2016 Toledo Rockets football
Toledo Rockets wordmark.svg
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division West Division
2016 record 9–4 (6–2 MAC)
Head coach Jason Candle (1st as HC/3rd overall season)
Offensive coordinator Brian Wright (1st season)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Brian George (1st season)
Home stadium Glass 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

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.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 9:00 p.m. at Arkansas State* Centennial Bank StadiumJonesboro, AR ESPNU W 31–10   26,182
September 10 7:00 p.m. Maine* Glass BowlToledo, OH ESPN3 W 45–3   23,439
September 17 3:00 p.m. Fresno State* Glass Bowl • Toledo, OH ESPN3/WTOL W 52–17   19,379
September 30 10:15 p.m. at BYU* LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT ESPN2 L 53–55   62,230
October 8 3:00 p.m. at Eastern Michigan Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI BCSN W 35–20   21,412
October 15 3:30 p.m. Bowling Greendagger Glass Bowl • Toledo, OH (Battle of I-75 Trophy) ASN W 42–35   30,147
October 22 12:00 p.m. Central Michigan Glass Bowl • Toledo, OH BCSN W 31–17   17,821
October 27 7:30 p.m. Ohio Glass Bowl • Toledo, OH CBSSN L 26–31   16,154
November 2 7:30 p.m. at Akron InfoCision StadiumAkron, OH ESPN2 W 48–17   6,559
November 9 8:00 p.m. vs. Northern Illinois Guaranteed Rate Field[1]Chicago, IL (Huskie Chi–Town Showdown) ESPN2 W 31–24   10,180
November 16 7:00 p.m. Ball State Glass Bowl • Toledo, OH ESPN2 W 37–19   16,826
November 25 5:00 p.m. at No. 14 Western Michigan Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, MI ESPN2 L 35–55   24,191
December 17 5:30 p.m. vs. Appalachian State* Cramton BowlMontgomery, AL (Camellia Bowl) ESPN L 28–31   20,257
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Schedule Source[2]

Game summaries[edit]

at Arkansas State[edit]

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

Maine[edit]

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 State[edit]

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 BYU[edit]

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 Michigan[edit]

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 Green[edit]

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 Michigan[edit]

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

Ohio[edit]

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 Akron[edit]

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 Illinois[edit]

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 State[edit]

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 Michigan[edit]

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 Bowl[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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.