The Toledo Rockets have scheduled a home-and-home football series with the Cincinnati Bearcats for 2012 and 2014, Toledo announced today.
Toledo will host Cincinnati at the Glass Bowl on October 20, 2012. The Rockets will then travel to face the Bearcats at Nippert Stadium on September 13, 2014.
Although the two Ohio schools are separated by approximately 200 miles, they have only played six times. Their last meeting was in the Motor City Bowl on Dec. 29, 2001. Toledo won that game 23-16, but Cincinnati leads the overall series 4-2.
The announcement of this series completes Toledo’s 2012 football schedule. Other non-conference games for the Rockets include at Arizona (Sept. 1), at Wyoming (Sept. 8) and home vs. Coastal Carolina (Sept. 22).
Although dates haven’t been announced yet, MAC games for Toledo include Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green and Central Michigan (home) and Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois and Western Michigan (away).
Cincinnati’s 2012 schedule remains in flux due to West Virginia’s lawsuit against the Big East. Currently, the Bearcats have non-conference games schedule against Virginia Tech at FedEx Field in Landover, MD (Sept. 29) and vs. Miami, OH (Oct. 6).
Unless further changes are made, Cincinnati will host Big East foes Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse and USF and travel to play Connecticut and Louisville.