Toledo Rockets make statement to the MAC West

54-38 over Colorado

All alone on ESPN Friday night, this game's final score was no indication of how much Toledo dominated this game.

The Rockets toyed with the Buffs all day on offense.  Through the air, on the ground.  QB Aaron Opelt filled up the statsheet passing for 319 yds and 4 TDs, while also gaining 109 yds and 2 TDs on the ground.  Ridiculous numbers.  Here's your MAC Player of the Week award.  RB DaJuane Collins ran for 160 yds and a TD on 20 carries.

But as good as Toledo looked, Colorado was on the opposite side of the spectrum bad.  Despite being favored in this game, they had a scant number of days to recover since their loss this past Sunday to 17-23 to Colorado State.  That was another game where CU fell behind big early and couldn't come back.

This brings to question the quality of the defenses that Toledo has faced: Purdue in Week 1 and now Colorado.  Sure they put up huge points on each team with their brand new spread offense, but were those performances legit?

Toledo's defense is even a bigger question, giving up 30 points in each of their first two games.

So what do we have to wait for?

First of all, check out how Purdue performs on defense as they travel to Eugene to take on the Oregon Ducks tomorrow at 9:15 PM.

We might have to wait a week until the Rockets stroll in to Cleveland Browns Stadium to face the OSU Buckeyes a week off playing the USC Trojans to see what UT really has in store.

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