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Published: 11/8/2011

Bowling Green, Toledo preparing for Tuesday games

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BGSU looks to contain explosive NIU offense

A week ago Paul Swan split his time between two television shows. One was Sons of Anarchy, which the sophomore linebacker on the Bowling Green State University football team said is one of his favorites. The other was “Anarchy at the Glass Bowl,” better known as the offensive explosion between Toledo and Northern Illinois, the Falcons’ opponent at Doyt Perry Stadium Tuesday.

“I would turn it on and there would be a score,” Swan said of the game. “Then I’d turn it off, and when I turned it back on there would be another score.

“Both teams were scoring at will out there.”

That’s what happens in a game whose final score is 63-60, making it the highest scoring nonovertime game in Mid-American Conference history. But that game also underlines the capabilities of the Northern Illinois offense as the Huskies face BG in a nationally televised game Tuesday at 8:05 p.m.

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Rockets have lots of fuel remaining

Despite no longer controlling its own destiny, the University of Toledo football team still has plenty to prove in its final three regular-season games, starting Tuesday night in a nationally televised matchup with Western Michigan at the Glass Bowl.

The Rockets ran out of time in a 63-60 loss to Northern Illinois last Tuesday at the Glass Bowl, and the Huskies can claim the Mid-American Conference West Division for the second year in a row as long as they win out.

That leaves UT and Western Michigan fighting for second place in the West, which could be an important place to be come December when bowl bids are awarded. The MAC is only guaranteed three spots, with the first two awarded to the West and East champions.

The more pressing issue for the Rockets right now, though, is getting their defense back on track after the Huskies shredded them for the second straight year.

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