Rockets vs Cardinals Final: 31-24 - Recap
Toledo got a 130-yard performance from Adonis Thomas as a key part of its 31-24 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday at Glass Bowl.
Toledo did not, however, defeat the Cardinals against the spread, which closed at 11.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 50.5.
Austin Dantin completed 14 of 18 pass attempts for 197 yards for the Rockets in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Cardinals defense.
MiQuale Lewis rushed for 96 yards for Ball State, while Kelly Page added 31 yards. Keith Wenning threw for 224 yards for the Cardinals, while receivers Jack Tomlinson and Briggs Orsbon had 89 and 44 yards respectively.
Ball State was outgained by Toledo 446-357 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 20-19 by the Cardinals.
The time of possession battle favored Toledo as their offense was on the field for 34:10, longer than the 25:50 of their opponents.
Next game, Toledo takes its act on the road to face Eastern Michigan looking for another win. For Ball State, they head on the road to face Kent State.