Eastern Michigan at Toledo
Time: 7 p.m.
Records: EMU is 1-7, 0-4 MAC; UT is 5-3, 3-1.
TV: BCSN (tape delayed, 10:30 p.m.).
Series: UT leads 29-11.
Favorite: UT by 31.
Notes: The 31-point spread is the biggest for UT over an FBS program since the Rockets were a 34½-point favorite in 2001 against EMU. ... UT has won 12 of 13 against the Eagles and six in a row. ... UT survived a scare a year ago in Ypsilanti, squeaking past the Eagles 52-47. EMU’s Bronson Hill ran for 283 yards and four TDs, and Tyler Benz threw for 301 yards and two TDs. ... Hill is back and ranks fifth in the MAC with 817 rushing yards. Benz is expected to split snaps with freshman Brogan Roback of St. John’s Jesuit. ... UT is seeking its fourth win in a row as well as bowl eligibility for the fourth straight season. ... RB David Fluellen (lower body injury) left early in last week’s win at Bowling Green. His availability for today is unknown. ... EMU ranks last in the MAC in scoring defense (44.4 points), total defense (497.9), and rush defense (256.4). Head coach Ron English appointed himself defensive coordinator this season.
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