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UT to play at least 5 national TV games

03/01/2017, 3:21pm EST

Rockets to have 6 football home contests in 2017

Toledo football releases football schedule

The University of Toledo released its 2017 football schedule Wednesday, and a minimum of five games will be on national TV.

Among the Rockets’ six home games next season are a pair of key Mid-American Conference West Division battles in November, as well as a tough nonconference game with Tulsa of the American Athletic Conference on Sept. 16.

Toledo will host three MAC West opponents, as well as Akron from the East. The West Division foes include Eastern Michigan, which will be the homecoming opponent Oct. 7, along with midweek games against Northern Illinois (Thursday, Nov. 2) and Western Michigan (Friday, Nov. 24).

In addition to Tulsa, Toledo’s other nonconference home game is the season opener vs. Elon on Thursday, Aug. 31. The nonconference road games are at Nevada on Sept. 9 and Miami (Fla.) on Sept. 23.

Five games on the schedule will be carried on ESPN2, ESPNU or the CBS Sports Network, with more games likely to be added later to the television docket. The three road games on national TV are Ball State (Oct. 26), Ohio (Nov. 8) and Bowling Green (Nov. 15). The two home games on national TV are against Northern Illinois (Nov. 2) and Western Michigan (Nov. 24).

Contact Brian Buckey at: or 419-724-6110.

Toledo 2017 Schedule

Thursday, Aug. 31 — Elon

Saturday, Sept. 9 — at Nevada

Saturday, Sept. 16 — Tulsa

Saturday, Sept. 23 — at Miami

Saturday, Oct. 7 — Eastern Michigan (Homecoming)

Saturday, Oct. 14 — at Central Michigan

Saturday, Oct. 21 – Akron

Thursday, Oct. 26 — at Ball State

Thursday, Nov. 2 — Northern Illinois

Wednesday, Nov. 8 — at Ohio

Wednesday, Nov. 15 – at Bowling Green

Friday, Nov. 24 — Western Michigan

*MAC Championship Game — TBA

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