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Toledo Quarterback Phillip Ely Has Torn His ACL

Sucks to hear that

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Toledo Rockets will be down at least one offensive starter for their game this coming Friday with the Cincinnati Bearcats. Ely was injured in last Saturday's contest with the Tigers of Missouri. At the time the play seemed very fluky. He dropped back, planted his back leg, the leg with the tear, and has he planted it he crumbled to the ground without any contact. Those kind of non contact injuries always have me think the worst. There are two many examples of those injures, especially with quarterbacks from Dennis Dixon to Jason White. Lots of examples of that.

For Friday's contest the expectation would be that Logan Woodside would get the start. After all Woodside played for Terrence Owens last year when he went down with Injury. The other option is Michael Julian, a freshman who played in the garbage time against New Hampshire in the first game of the season.

For the Bearcats this doesn't really change the approach much. They might bring a little more pressure, and throw out a few looks with their coverage's. However the primary threat for the Rockets remains Kareem Hunt and the running game.