ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Bruce Gradkowski threw two touchdown passes
and ran for another score to lead Toledo to a 30-21 win over Ohio
on Friday night.
Trinity Dawson also had 28 carries for 167 yards for the
Rockets, who finished with 529 yards of offense. Gradkowski
finished 22-for-31 for 236 yards.
Toledo (7-2, 5-1 Mid-American Conference) has won 10 straight
games against Ohio.
Kalvin McRae rushed for 114 yards on 22 carries for the Bobcats
(4-5, 3-3). Austen Everson ran for two touchdowns but also threw
two interceptions in the fourth quarter.
McRae's 5-yard TD run in the first quarter gave Ohio a 14-10
Toledo bounced back in the second. Gradkowski finished off a
10-play, 86-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run and Jason
Robbins kicked a 24-yard field goal to make it 20-14 Rockets at
Gradkowski threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Dawson in the
third. Dawson finished with three receptions for 43 yards and two
The Bobcats cut the lead to 27-21 in the fourth quarter but
couldn't get any closer. Robbins kicked a 21-yard field goal with
5:55 remaining and Anthony Jordan picked off an Everson pass to
help seal the game for the Rockets.
Jordan also had 11 tackles and a sack for Toledo. Steve Odom had
nine receptions for 107 yards.
Everson finished 13-for-22 for 148 yards for the Bobcats, whose
last victory over the Rockets was a 24-14 win Oct. 1, 1988.