Toledo and Wyoming both get a chance to conclude the season in style Saturday in the Arizona Bowl. This will mark the third all-time meeting between the programs and the first matchup since 2012. Both of the previous games were decided by one possession.
Toledo is making its third-consecutive bowl appearance under coach Jason Candle. The Rockets were one of the hottest teams in the country to end the season, rolling up an impressive 11-game winning streak before a 17-7 loss to Miami in the MAC Championship Game. Had the Rockets won that contest, they would’ve been a serious contender to represent the Group of Five in a New Year’s Six bowl.
Wyoming started the season with a statement win at home over Texas Tech, but losses to Air Force, Boise State and UNLV knocked the the Cowboys out of contention for the Mountain West championship.
What should you expect Saturday? Let’s break the game down and make a pick.
Toledo vs. Wyoming: Need to know
One final game for Craig Bohl: The 65-year-old Bohl will be succeeded by Wyoming defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel but not before leading his team one final time. Bohl is the winningest coach in Wyoming history and holds a 60-60 overall record. Prior to Wyoming, he built one of the greatest dynasties in FCS history, leading North Dakota State to three national titles.
Toledo’s offense hurt by the transfer portal: Toledo quarterback and MAC Player of the Year Dequan Finn entered the transfer portal shortly after the MAC title game and is now committed to Baylor. In his career with the Rockets, Finn amassed 7,070 total yards and 63 touchdowns. Running back Peny Boone also entered the transfer portal after totaling over 1,400 yards and 15 touchdowns. He spent two years prior at Maryland and will have one…