The pass-rush was inconsistent in the loss, and they will likely be without the services of defensive end Chandler Jones once again (lower body injury). The secondary took a hit last week during the game, and it appears as if starting strong safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) won't be able to suit up. Expect a bit of a rotation at safety in wake of the issue, an area Toledo will certainly look to target.
Offensively, the Orange unit is at full-strength. Veteran QB Ryan Nassib and RB Antwon Bailey will look to pace the squad early to set the tone -- but the key will be the defense's ability to limit the quick-start Rockets early on.