The Toledo Rockets (1-1) host the San Jose State Spartans (1-2) at the Glass Bowl on Saturday, September 16, 2023.
The matchup is on ESPN+, if you’re searching for how to watch.
When is Toledo vs. San Jose State and when does it start?
This game between the Rockets and Spartans is scheduled on Saturday, September 16, 2023. You can expect the kickoff at 7:00 PM ET.
Where to watch Toledo vs. San Jose State
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What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on ESPN+.
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Toledo vs. San Jose State Game Preview
Toledo Stats & Insights
The Rockets knocked off the Texas Southern Tigers 71-3 in their last outing.
Toledo ranks 43rd in total defense this year (306.0 yards allowed per game), but has been shining on offense, ranking 24th-best in the FBS with 482.5 total yards per game.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Rockets have been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 24th-best by giving up only 154.0 passing yards per game. They rank 28th on offense (300.5 passing yards per game).
Toledo is averaging 182.0 rushing yards per game on offense this season (48th in the FBS), and is giving up 152.0 rushing yards per game (91st) on the other side of the ball.
On the offensive side of the ball, the Rockets have been a top-25 unit, ranking eighth-best in the FBS by totaling 49.5 points per game. They rank 40th on defense (16.5 points allowed per game).
San Jose State Stats & Insights
The Rockets enter the matchup after winning 71-3 over the Texas Southern Tigers in their last outing on September 9.
From an offensive angle, San Jose State is accumulating 382.3 total yards per contest (78th-ranked). It ranks 89th in the FBS on defense (381.0 total yards allowed per game).
The Spartans are posting 208.7 passing yards per contest on offense this season (88th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are surrendering 230.3 passing yards per game (83rd-ranked) on defense.
In terms of rushing, San Jose State ranks 53rd in the FBS on offense (173.7 rushing yards per game) and 89th on defense (150.7 rushing yards allowed per game).
The Spartans have been sputtering defensively, ranking 20th-worst with 33.7 points given up per game. They have been more effective offensively, posting 34.7 points per contest (50th-ranked).
Toledo Key Players to Watch
DeQuan Finn has thrown for 462 yards (231.0 ypg) to lead Toledo, completing 67.9% of his passes and recording five touchdown passes and one interception this season. He’s also run for 82 yards (41.0 ypg) on 24 carries with one rushing touchdown.
Jacquez Stuart’s team-high 119 rushing yards (59.5 per game) have come on 17 carries, with one touchdown this year.
Jerjuan Newton’s team-leading 106 receiving yards (53.0 yards per game) have come on eight receptions with two touchdowns.
Junior Vandeross III has put up a 106-yard season so far (53.0 receiving yards per game), reeling in nine passes.
CC Ezirim’s three grabs have turned into 79 yards (79.0 ypg).
San Jose State Key Players to Watch
Chevan Cordeiro has thrown for 546 yards (182.0 ypg) to lead San Jose State, completing 59.3% of his passes and tossing five touchdown passes this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 100 rushing yards (33.3 ypg) on 22 carries with one rushing touchdown.
Quali Conley has carried the ball 29 times for a team-high 202 yards (67.3 per game), with two touchdowns this year.
This season Kairee Robinson has rushed for 152 yards (76.0 per game) on 25 carries with three touchdowns.
Nick Nash’s 117 receiving yards (39.0 yards per game) lead the team. He has 14 receptions with three touchdowns.
Charles Ross has put up a 109-yard season so far (36.3 receiving yards per game) with one touchdown, reeling in nine passes.
Sam Olson’s eight catches have yielded 91 yards (30.3 ypg) and one touchdown.