The Zips are winless in MAC play, and have gone the entire season without beating an FBS opponent. Meanwhile, the Rockets have a shot at a 10-win season if they can get past Akron and win a bowl game. However, they'll need to get back on track after losing consecutive games by a touchdown to Ball State and Northern Illinois. Prior to the losses, Toledo had reeled off eight straight wins, including a victory over then-ranked Cincinnati on Oct. 21.
Rockets running back David Fluellen is enjoying a fine season, rushing for 1,460 yards and 13 touchdowns. However, Toledo could be without him, as he is nursing a high ankle sprain and is listed as questionable for the game. Zips quarterback Dalton Williams is putting up big numbers despite his team's poor record, throwing for 3,335 yards and 25 touchdowns on the season.
Game time, TV channel: 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Online streaming video: ESPN3
Point spread: Toledo favored by 19.
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