TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Dequan Finn threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead Toledo to a 37-0 rout of Long Island University on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
It was the first shutout for Toledo since Sept. 14, 2019.
Finn was 21-of-28 passing for 216 yards. He scrambled to his right and then threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to a wide open Jamal Turner and later added a 40-yard scoring throw to Jerjuan Newton. Finn also led the Rockets in rushing with 12 carries for 64 yards that included a 7-yard touchdown run.
Jonathon Batzke had three of his five punts for the Rockets land inside the 5-yard line.
Toledo held LIU, a FCS program, to just 113 yards of offense. Luca Stanzani and Derek Green were a combined 14-of-26 passing for 68 yards.
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