COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri coach Gary Pinkel says he'll always be a Toledo Rocket. Well, almost always.
The 24th-ranked Tigers travel for the first time to Toledo, where Pinkel coached from 1991-2000 and compiled a 73-37-3 record. He was inducted into the school's athletic Hall of Fame in 2009 as the Rockets' winningest head coach.
Missouri (1-0) will become the first Southeastern Conference team to play at the Glass Bowl after defeating the Rockets (1-0) last season 38-23 in Columbia. While Toledo coach Matt Campbell says the city and university will be excited to host such an opponent, he hopes Saturday's game won't be about the Tigers.
The Rockets are seeking their 500th win in school history after rallying to defeat New Hampshire last week.