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2006 Toledo Rockets Football Preview

Welcome to Maddux's 2006 Toledo Rockets season preview. As usual we have taken the time to break down the team, while providing information about the university, and the 2006 Toledo Rockets Football Schedule. If you are wagering on college football this season consider using Maddux Sports' College football picks for the added edge over the sportsbooks in 2006. In addition be sure to visit our college football odds line service for the upcoming season.

Coach: Tom Amstutz (6th year at Toledo)
Team Name: Rockets
2005 Overall Record: 8-3
2005 MAC Record 6-2
Returning Starters: 15

Last year, this team went 8- 3 and easily beat UTEP 45- 13 in the GMAC Bowl. Although they’ll be breaking in a relatively new quarterback, sophomore Clint Cochran (32 COMP, 42 ATT, 262 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT), the Rockies still feature a well-honed offense and one of the best defenses in the conference.

The team’s spread offense is lead by senior WR Steve Odom (55 REC, 690 YDS, 6 TDs) and has a host of solid deep men. On the rushing front, the Rockies are deep, with junior Jalen Parmele (64 CARR, 294 YDS, 3 TDs), sophomore Richard Davis and freshman DaJuane Collins sharing the ball.

Just about the entire offensive line is back, being led by junior John Greco at left tackle. Last season they allowed only 13 sacks. They will make the offense tough to beat.

The 3 – 4 defense returns all three upfront men and both OLB, including senior Mike Alston (9.5 sacks). Last season, Toledo’s 31 sacks tied for league best. Two new starters man the ILB positions, while the secondary includes junior Tyrrell Herbert (95 tackles).

The Rockies could certainly end up in another bowl and may even go 12 and 0. Toss up games include the opener at Iowa State and games with Kansas, Pittsburgh and MAC power Northern Illinois.

Toledo Rockets 2006 Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Road
Aug 31
Iowa State
Road
Sep 9
Western Michigan
Road
Sep 15
Kansas
Home
Sep 23
McNeese State
Home
Sep 30
Pittsburgh
Road
Oct 7
Central Michigan
Home
Oct 14
Kent State
Road
Oct 21
Eastern Michigan
Road
Oct 28
Akron
Home
Nov 7
N. Illinois
Road
Nov 14
Ball State
Home
Nov 21
Bowling Green
Home

 

For more data on the 2006 Toledo football program, view the Rockets team website or check out some more schools below.

 

2006 Non BCS Team Previews

There are always a few teams not in the major BCS conferences that are major BCS bowl game contenders or popular teams to write about it. We have listed 12 of those teams below. For teams other than these contenders check out the main 2006 college football preview section of Maddux Sports.

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