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Toledo @ Western Michigan

Current Records: Toledo 7-4; Western Michigan 4-7

What to Know

Get ready for a Mid-American battle as the Western Michigan Broncos and the Toledo Rockets will face off at noon ET Friday at Waldo Stadium. WMU isn't expected to win, but seeing as the odds didn't stop them last game, maybe the squad has another upset up their sleeve.

It was all tied up 7-7 at the half for the Broncos and the Central Michigan Chippewas last week, but WMU stepped up in the second half for a 12-10 victory. RB Sean Tyler was the offensive standout of the contest for WMU, rushing for one TD and 177 yards on 26 carries. That touchdown -- a 53-yard rush in the first quarter -- was one of the highlights of the game.

Meanwhile, Toledo entered their matchup against the Bowling Green Falcons last Tuesday without any home losses -- but there's a first time for everything. Toledo came up short against Bowling Green, falling 42-35. What made the loss an especially bitter pill for the Rockets to swallow was that they had been favored by 14.5 points coming into the contest. The losing side was boosted by QB Tucker Gleason, who passed for three TDs and 329 yards on 40 attempts in addition to rushing for two TDs and 106 yards.

The Broncos are now 4-7 while Toledo sits at a mirror-image 7-4. Two numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: WMU comes into the game boasting the 30th fewest passing touchdowns allowed in the nation at 14. But the Rockets rank 13th in the nation when it comes to passing touchdowns, with 28 on the season. We'll see which of these strengths -- offense or defense -- will win out.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 12 p.m. ET
  • Where: Waldo Stadium -- Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • TV: ESPN University
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $4.00


The Rockets are a big 8.5-point favorite against the Broncos, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Rockets as a 7.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Toledo have won four out of their last seven games against Western Michigan.

  • Oct 23, 2021 - Toledo 34 vs. Western Michigan 15
  • Nov 11, 2020 - Western Michigan 41 vs. Toledo 38
  • Oct 05, 2019 - Toledo 31 vs. Western Michigan 24
  • Oct 25, 2018 - Toledo 51 vs. Western Michigan 24
  • Nov 24, 2017 - Toledo 37 vs. Western Michigan 10
  • Nov 25, 2016 - Western Michigan 55 vs. Toledo 35
  • Nov 27, 2015 - Western Michigan 35 vs. Toledo 30