Liberty not expecting typical MAC team

Flames face Rockets in Boca Raton Bowl

Interim Liberty Coach Josh Aldridge talks about taking on Toledo in the upcoming Boca Raton bowl. (WSLS-TV/Liberty University Athletics)

Lynchburg, Va. – Liberty’s date to battle the MAC champs, the Toledo Rockets in the Boca Raton bowl is fast approaching.
Toledo won thier first MAC title since 2017 with a win over Ohio University.
At 8-5 the Rockets lost two one-score games down the stretch, and Liberty interim coach Josh Aldridge says this team could easily be a 10-win club.

After reviewing Toledo’s personnel, Liberty also understands that this challenge might not be exactly what fans expect.

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“Not your typical MAC school per se’. Typically when you think of the MAC you think a like a group of five/Big 10 style. You know --big powerful, strong not as much gonna test you on all blades of grass on the field. These guys are not that way. They have a lot of speed on the outside, especially and at quarterback so it’ll be very similar to a lot of teams we faced,” Aldridge says.

The 8-4 Flames take on the 8-5 Rockets at 7:30 from FAU stadium in Boca Raton, Florida, about 50 miles north of Miami.

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