PHILLIP ELY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Toledo caps a successful season with a victory over Temple

In its first game under new head coach Jason Candle, Toledo capped off a very successful season. The Rockets also gave us a glimpse of what appears to be a very bright future for the program. Make no mistake about it: the 2015-’16 campaign was Toledo’s best in over 15 years. Sure, the Rockets failed to win the MAC West or play in the conference title game. However, the fact remains...
Via The Student Section
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Toledo outlasts Temple in Boca Bowl

The Toledo Rockets won their third bowl game in five years tonight when they defeated the No. 23 Temple Owls in the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl 35-17. Quarterback Phillip Ely threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns as Toledo’s stubborn defense shut down Temple’s running game and turned what initially looked like a defensive battle into a blowout by the final gun. The game had the feeling...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Toledo takes down No. 24 Temple in rain-soaked Boca Raton Bowl

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Phillip Ely hit Cody Thompson with an 80-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, and Toledo won Jason Candle's first game as head coach, beating No. 24 Temple 32-17 in a soggy Boca Raton Bowl.Candle was promoted from offensive coordinator three weeks ago when Matt Campbell took over at Iowa State.The Rockets (10-2) positioned themselves...
Via Associated Press
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Toledo beats No. 24 Temple in Boca Raton Bowl 32-17

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Phillip Ely hit Cody Thompson with an 80-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, and Toledo won Jason Candle's first game as head coach, beating No. 24 Temple 32-17 in a soggy Boca Raton Bowl. Candle was promoted from offensive coordinator three weeks ago when Matt Campbell took over at Iowa State. The Rockets (10-2) positioned themselves...
Via Associated Press
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Toledo QB Phillip Ely denied sixth year of eligibility

Toledo Rockets quarterback Phillip Ely has been denied a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. Toledo QB Phillip Ely’s NCAA appeal for 6th year denied source close to Ely told @ESPN. Ely’s finale tonight vs. Temple in @MarmotBocaBowl — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) December 22, 2015 A former Alabama quarterback and three-star recruit...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Phillip Ely’s request for sixth year of eligibility denied

Phillip Ely’s swan song will be in the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl on Tuesday, unfortunately. Ely, the star quarterback for the Toledo Rockets, was denied a sixth year of eligibility, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. Ely began his college career at Alabama where he redshirted in 2011 and then threw four passes in 2012. He sat out the 2013 season after transferring to Toledo, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

SQ Marmot Boca Raton Bowl Preview

It may be the week of Christmas, but it sure won't feel like it when Toledo and Temple face off in the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl today. Both teams are coming off impressive seasons and this will undoubtedly make for one of the more interesting bowl matchups this season. Before the game kicks off today, here are the things you need to know: Storylines Heading Into the Game Late Season...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Toledo beats Ball State 24-10

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Phillip Ely threw two touchdowns as Toledo won its fourth-straight with a 24-10 victory over Ball State In Mid-American Conference play on Saturday. Ely was 16 of 22 for 164 yards for the Rockets (4-0, 1-0). Terry Swanson rushed for 139 yards and Damion Jones-Martin finished with 85 yards and a score. A pair of Ely touchdown passes in the second quarter, along...
Via Associated Press
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 18 Arkansas can't convert on final drive, gets upset by Toledo

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Former Alabama reserve quarterback Phillip Ely threw for 237 yards and the Toledo defense rattled No. 18 Arkansas into a number of mistakes in a 16-12 upset on Saturday. Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen threw his first interception since last Nov. 1 -- after 134 attempts. He misfired on two passes from the Toledo 16 in the final six seconds. Deep in their own...
Via Associated Press
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Former ‘Bama QB named starter at Toledo…again

Former Alabama quarterback Phillip Ely has been named the starter for the Toledo Rockets in 2015, one year after he started the team’s first two games before tearing his ACL. The development was reported by John Taylor of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk. A former three-star recruit at Tampa’s Plant Senior High School, Ely was buried on the bench in Tuscaloosa, appearing in...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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