Shakif Seymour and Art Thompkins each rushed for touchdowns and Khalil Robinson’s first of two late-game interceptions sealed Toledo’s 20-15 defeat of Eastern Michigan in the Rockets’ Mid-American Conference home opener on Saturday.
Seymour scored from the 1-yard line, boosting Toledo (4-1, 1-0) to a 10-6 lead they never lost, and Thompkins ran in from the 18 midway through the third quarter.
Eastern Michigan (2-3, 0-2), which hasn’t won in Toledo since 1999, rallied into an apparent 17-all fourth-quarter tie when Brogan Roback threw a fade into the end zone where Antoine Porter made a one-handed catch. A two-point conversion pass was overturned after review, leaving the Eagles behind 17-15.
Later, Rorback’s third-and-9 pass went off the outstretched hands of Porter and into the arms of Robinson, who zig-zagged to the Eagles 22. Toledo stalled at the 3, but Jameson Vest kicked the insurance field goal.
The Pokes’ wide receiver depth is almost as glorious as Mike Gundy’s mullet, but everyone knows who leads the group. Washington has touchdown catches in four of five games, four games of at least 120 receiving yards and receptions in 37 consecutive games. The big-play Cheap Jerseys numbers are staggering as he has averaged at least 24 yards per catch in four games. Oh, and Hockey Jerseys Cheap he hasn’t dropped a single pass when targeted. Washington is the clear favorite for the Biletnikoff Award.