1. TOLEDO WIN TOTAL PREDICTION: WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN
This might not be the MAC Champion powerhouse of 2017, but it should be stronger than the pedestrian 7-6 version of last season.
The lines have to be a bit better, with stronger pass protection and tougher run defense a must.
The secondary could stand to be a whole lot better, the receiving corps is undergoing an overhaul, and losing PK Jameson Vest stings. Even so, the team should be deep in the conference title chase.
In a year without a sure-thing conference star, there’s an opening for the Rockets. The running game should be terrific, the defense should be a bit better, and as long as Mitchell Guadagni is healthy, the quarterback situation is great.
Best of all, the schedule works.
Set The Regular Season Win Total At … 8
With a trip to Kentucky to start the season, and with a date at Colorado State and home date with BYU, getting off to anything better than 1-2 will be great.
All of the key MAC games are at home, hosting Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Northern Illinois in the Glass Bowl.
Going to Buffalo won’t be easy, but the other three conference road games are at Bowling Green, Ball State and Central Michigan.
The Rockets aren’t winning fewer than eight games, and they could get to ten if everything plays out well at home.