NCAA betting lines show that Toledo could score with anyone but couldn’t stop other teams. NCAA betting lines had Toledo going over the total in 8 of their 11 lined games thanks to an explosive offense and weak defense. The offensive player of the year according to NCAA football betting lines stats for Toledo was running back Jalen Parmele. The defensive player of the year for the Rockets according to college betting lines stats was safety Barry Church.
Toledo actually had a chance late in the season to make the postseason but lost to Ball State and Bowling Green in games that were never really close. The running game must replace Parmele but DaJuane Collins looks like he may be up to the task according to NCAA football betting line experts.
The offense returns enough talent overall that they should put points up again on a regular basis. Eight starters return on defense according to NCAA betting line stats but is that really good news? The special teams do have All-MAC kicker Alex Steigerwald returning according to NCAA betting lines experts.
The Rockets must improve defensively if they want to get back over .500 in the MAC. Safety Barry Church is a good one but there was not much else last season. The defensive line was terrible as they ranked next to last in the country in terms of sacks according to NCAA betting lines stats. There is no getting around a defense that was 103rd in the nation in total yards allowed according to NCAA betting lines stats. They were even worse in points allowed ranking 117th according to NCAA betting lines stats.
The offensive numbers were pretty good and they needed to be to make up for that defense. The offense was 20th in total yards in the nation according to NCAA betting lines stats. They were 32nd in points scored according to NCAA betting lines stats. It didn’t hurt that they had the 2nd best field goal percentage in the nation according to NCAA football betting line numbers.