Originally posted on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 12/12/12
Courtesy: Toledo Athletics The Rockets have been labeled as heavy underdogs due to their inability to stop a cold on defense, but we have seen hundreds of shootouts end up costing the favorites. Utah State comes in as the WAC Champions with the much better team on paper, but that means jack squat once the game begins. Terrance Owens and David Fluellen are quite the duo in the backfield, and as good as Utah State’s defense has been they clearly have not seen many offenses similar to Toledo’s. While most are in love with Utah State’s defense like yours truly, they have had an overall issue with hanging onto the football. They rank just 106th in turnover margin which is something the Rockets desperately need to use to their advantage. If not, they will allow a boatload of yards with their mediocre defense and the offense will have too much of the onus. What they do have going for them is the ability to escape major pressure, but Terrance Owens needs to find Bernard Reedy early and ofte...
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