The Toledo Rockets (2-1) take on a familiar opponent when they host the Western Michigan Broncos (1-2) on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at the Glass Bowl in a MAC showdown.

Want to watch the matchup featuring the Rockets and Broncos? You can find it on ESPN+.

When is Toledo vs. Western Michigan and when does it start?

This matchup between the Rockets and Broncos will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Expect to see the kickoff at 1:30 PM ET.

Where to watch Toledo vs. Western Michigan

The Rockets and Broncos will take to the field at Glass Bowl for this matchup on September 23, and if you’d like to see the game live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on FUBO TV.

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Toledo vs. Western Michigan Game Preview

Toledo Stats & Insights


  • The Rockets squared off against the San Jose State Spartans in their most recent game, winning 21-17.
  • On offense, Toledo ranks 46th in the FBS with 428.7 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 34th in total defense (293.3 yards allowed per contest).
  • The Rockets are averaging 231.0 passing yards per game offensively this season (72nd in the FBS), and they are allowing 178.7 passing yards per game (30th) on the other side of the ball.
  • Toledo is putting up 197.7 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 29th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 52nd, allowing 114.7 rushing yards per contest.
  • The Rockets rank 36th in scoring defense this year (16.7 points allowed per game), but they’ve been shining on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 24th-best in the FBS with 40.0 points per game.

Western Michigan Stats & Insights

  • The Rockets enter this matchup after a 21-17 win over the San Jose State Spartans in their most recent game.
  • Western Michigan is generating 355.3 total yards per contest on offense this season (90th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 388.0 total yards per contest (97th-ranked).
  • The Broncos’ passing game has been sputtering, ranking 20th-worst in the FBS with 171.0 passing yards per game. They have been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, allowing 235.3 passing yards per contest (91st-ranked).
  • From an offensive angle, Western Michigan is generating 184.3 rushing yards per game (39th-ranked). It ranks 93rd in the FBS defensively (152.7 rushing yards given up per game).
  • The Broncos have plenty of room to get better, as they rank 17th-worst in points per game (17.3) this season and 15th-worst in points allowed per game (35.3).

Toledo Key Players to Watch

  • DeQuan Finn leads Toledo with 554 passing yards (184.7 ypg) on 49-of-76 passing with six touchdowns and two interceptions this season. He also has 144 rushing yards (48.0 ypg) on 36 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
  • Peny Boone’s team-high 191 rushing yards (63.7 per game) have come on 28 carries, with three touchdowns this year.
  • Jerjuan Newton’s team-high 137 receiving yards (45.7 yards per game) have come on 12 receptions with three touchdowns.
  • Junior Vandeross III has put together a 119-yard season so far (39.7 receiving yards per game), reeling in 10 passes.
  • CC Ezirim has hauled in three receptions for 79 yards (79.0 ypg) this season.

Western Michigan Key Players to Watch

  • Jack Salopek has 278 passing yards (92.7 ypg) to lead Western Michigan, completing 70% of his passes and throwing one touchdown pass and two interceptions this season. He’s also chipped in on the ground with 41 rushing yards (13.7 ypg) on 15 carries.
  • The team’s top rusher, Jalen Buckley, has carried the ball 52 times for 311 yards (103.7 per game), with two touchdowns this year.
  • This season Zahir Abdus-Salaam has racked up 115 yards (38.3 per game) on 35 attempts with one touchdown.
  • Kenneth Womack’s team-leading 132 receiving yards (44.0 yards per game) have come on 10 receptions.
  • Anthony Sambucci has reeled in three passes for 79 yards (39.5 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
  • Austin Hence’s 10 grabs this season have resulted in 68 yards (22.7 ypg) and one touchdown.

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