BALL STATE: 1 Day and Counting

The Toledo Rockets open MAC play on Saturday with a trip to Muncie, Ind., to meet the Ball State Cardinals. Will the Toledo Rockets get to 3-2 on the season with a second straight win? Will the Toledo defense keep the struggling Ball State offense off the scoreboard? Rocket Digest makes one bold prediction.

Tomorrow afternoon the Toledo Rockets look to improve to 3-2 on the season. All that's in the way? The Ball State Cardinals. Ball State is 0-4 so far this season, so it's not hard to predict the Rockets will face a hungry bunch. Will the Toledo Rockets open MAC play with a road win? Rocket Digest gives one bold prediction as the Toledo Rockets put in their final prep work for the Cardinals.

One Bold Prediction
Muncie, Ind., has been one heck of a place for the Rockets to steal a win. Since the two teams began meeting on the football field in the 1970's, the Rockets are just 6-11 in Muncie. The Rockets have a new coach now, though, and look to reverse that trend in a big way.

Ball State's struggled on both sides of the ball. On offense it's hard to imagine the Rockets not putting points on the board. Toledo's balanced offense capable of 300 yards through the air or 200 yards on the ground makes it extremely difficult to load the defense to protect one or the other. Additionally, if the Rockets can get on top early, Ball State, who would like to give the Rockets a steady dose of MiQuale Lewis, may be forced out of its game plan.

On defense the Rockets should continue to show improvement. Facing a freshman quarterback in just his fourth game, Toledo's defense should be able to force a few mistakes, and, if the Rockets capitalize on those miscues, the game could get out of reach quickly. Ultimately the Rockets will pull away, most likely by 10+.

Coming Up
On Monday – 5 Numbers to Note
On Tuesday – 4 Names to Know
On Wednesday – 3 Big Concerns
On Thursday – 2 Key Match Ups
On Friday – 1 Bold Prediction

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