The Rockets beat the Flames 21-19 to win their first bowl game since 2015. This was also done at the Boca Raton Bowl.
BOCA RATON, FL — Happy ending to the final chapter of the 2022 season written for the Toledo football team.
In a season full of twists and turns, the Rockets bocalaton bowl beat the Liberty 21-19 on Tuesday.
It wasn’t easy as Toledo drew 7-3 at half-time, but they found a way to recover.
Quarterback Dequan Finn shrugged off an injury in the first half, threw a touchdown, and put the Rockets ahead with another run in the second half.
“It’s very special,” said Finn. “What else can I say? Boca Raton Bowl Champion, MAC Champion, what else could you ask for?”
Toledo head coach Jason Candle said, “When the toughest moments happen, this locker room brotherhood shines through.” Defined as difficult times and efforts working in the dark, it had a chance to come to light, and tonight it did.”
Finn was named the game’s offensive MVP and Nate Givan was named defensive MVP. He caused a fumble on Keesack in the third quarter that set up a field goal for Toledo.
Clay High School alumnus Thomas Crackey kicked two field goals in the game and was named special teams MVP.
I think tonight’s win (and the MAC Championship game) is a cultural win,” Candle said. “We define culture as: It’s very simple. It’s about what you tolerate and what you celebrate. These guys have tons of BS all year round.” and they celebrated their victories the right way. I think we’re gaining momentum heading into the offseason.”
Finn was 16/24 for 133 yards and a touchdown. Jacquez Stuart ran his football 23 times for his 111 yards. The Rockets finished the season with his 9-5 record.