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This is the second meeting in as many seasons for Miami and Toledo. Last year Miami came out on fire in the second half to beat Toledo 52 to 30. But don’t forget that Toledo actually had a lead headed into half time.
Toledo has a long, storied history of beating national powerhouses. They’ve beaten a Larry Fitzgerald lead Pittsburgh team at home and were even victorious against Michigan at the Big House.
Toledo can usually compete against teams around the country that field a lot of 3 star players. Teams like Indiana, Illinois, or Northwestern. But when the big dawgs come out to play, like a Miami, the lack of general disparity in college football proves itself. Indiana, for instance, hasn’t beaten Ohio State since 1988. Sure it happens, where lightning strikes a bottle for Toledo, but talent on the roster really makes a difference. The more talented team in sports, when the discrepancy is that huge, usually wins.
Can Toledo Win?
Ultimately, yes. Upsets happen all the time. Toledo might run the ball all over Miami, and if their QB can play mistake free football, perhaps Toledo pulls out a stunner. Coach Candle is a bright, young, and energetic coach who has implemented a viewer friendly offense that scores plenty. Moreover, Miami’s QB, Malik Rosier, could theoretically throw a massive amount of bad passes and interceptions. I predict a Miami win. Toledo’s too good to not score at least a few times, but this is a game Miami must dominate.