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9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET4:00 PM GMT12:00 AM 北京时间9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST, Sep. 15, 2018
Glass Bowl, Toledo, Ohio  Attendance: 28,117

No. 21 Miami takes on road challenge at Toledo

Miami (FL) Hurricanes at Toledo Rockets

  1. Miami has won both games all-time against Toledo, including a 52-30 win at home last year. The Hurricanes are 13-1 in their last 14 games against unranked opponents and have notched 33 takeaways in those games.
  2. Miami's 77 points last week against Savannah State were its most in a game since 2013, when they had another 77-point game against Savannah State. Miami joins Ohio State as the only teams in the FBS this season to throw for five touchdowns and rush for five touchdowns in a single game.
  3. Malik Rosier has completed just 48.9 percent of his passes this season. Of the 42 Power 5 quarterbacks with at least 45 passing attempts, Rosier's completion percentage ranks last, but his yards per completion (16.96) ranks third behind Justin Herbert (17.70) and Jordan Ta'amu (17.42).
  4. Jeff Thomas has six receptions this season for 199 yards, an average of 33.2 yards per catch. The only player in the FBS with at least five receptions and a higher yards-per-catch mark is Terry McLaurin of Ohio State (34.4).
  5. This will be Toledo's first home game against a ranked opponent since hosting Missouri in 2014. Toledo's last home win against a ranked opponent came against Cincinnati in 2012; the Rockets won 29-23 without scoring an offensive touchdown.

Both coaches are expecting an enthusiastic turnout Saturday when No. 21 Miami (1-1) takes on unranked Toledo (1-0) Saturday in the Rockets' Glass Bowl home.

"It'll be wild," Miami's Mark Richt said. "We'll get everything they've got. I'm sure they'll have every single seat sold and they'll be standing room only.

"Their fans are going to be ready for a great battle. They've been excited about this for a while."

Toledo's Jason Candle echoed that sentiment.

"I think everybody wanted to play this game on June 1," Candle said. "If you ask the casual fan, I don't think anybody even remembered we had a game before them."

A crowd of 24,136 nearly filled the 26,038 capacity Glass Bowl for the Rockets' 66-3 rout of VMI in the opener on Sept. 1. The fans and coaches have had extra time to get ready for this one after having a bye this past weekend.

"Let's face it," Richt said. "They played a game, had an open date, so the fans had time to get ready for two weeks. The coaches had time to get ready for two weeks, and the whole offseason.

"We really don't know, for sure, what we'll get. The only thing we do know is, historically, they don't try to make up a whole bunch of stuff. They just line up and win. They just line up and execute."

For Toledo, this is an opportunity to put a special mark on the season.

"The game's not just another game," Candle said. "Any time you hear that I think that's coach speak. Your preparation has to be that it's just another game and what the details of that looks like. We're not going to sacrifice who we are Monday through Friday whether we're playing the Dallas Cowboys or Ottawa Hill High School.

"But on game day, yeah, you're going to have to make sure that you're sound and you know exactly what you are doing."

Toledo gave the Hurricanes all they could handle in last year's meeting in Miami.

The Rockets led 16-10 at the half, and after falling behind 38-16 early in the fourth quarter, they got back to within 38-30 with just less than eight minutes left before the Hurricanes added two touchdowns for the 52-30 win.

The Rockets no longer have quarterback Logan Woodside, who passed for 342 yards and three touchdowns in that game, but Mitchell Guadagni and Eli Peters filled in nicely in the opener. They combined to go 19 of 29 for 338 passing yards against VMI.

Throw in Carter Bradley's three completions in three attempts and the Rockets completed passes to 11 different receivers in their first game. And Diontae Johnson, who had eight receptions for 66 yards against the Hurricanes last year, had only one against VMI.

Wide receiver Desmond Phillips led the Rockets with four catches. Jon'Vea Johnson, who had five catches for 79 yards against Miami in 2017, had three receptions for 80 yards.

The Rockets ended up with 603 yards in total offense, but Candle notes it was not against a defense like Miami's.

"Whoever made that saying up, you always get better from Week 1 to Week 2, didn't have to play the Hurricanes in Week 2, I guess," Candle said. "But we're going to do our best to keep trying to get better and give it our best shot this weekend."

Richt had the opportunity in last week's 77-0 rout of Savannah State to play redshirt freshman N'Kosi Perry and Cade Weldon and true freshman Jarren Williams at quarterback, but senior Malik Rosier will get the start at Toledo.

Rosier was 8 of 12 passing against Savannah State, ending a stretch of four consecutive sub-50-percent-completion outings, all losses.

"The bottom line is we're going to play who we think gives us the best chance of winning," Richt said. "That's what we're doing, bottom line. As long as he is that, he'll start.

"If we think someone else gives us a better chance to win, we'll start that guy."

Updated September 11, 2018

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