Toledo's coaching staff popped in the tape from last year's season opener against Purdue on Monday.
And quickly stopped it.
Watching the Rockets allow 535 yards of offense in a 52-31 loss wasn't a pleasing sight.
"It was not what we wanted to see a Toledo Rocket football team look like," coach Tim Beckman said on the Mid-American Conference teleconference on Monday.
Both teams have some changes to their lineup since last season's matchup, namely new quarterbacks.
One thing that hasn't changed: Toledo must deal with defensive end Ryan Kerrigan again.
Kerrigan had seven tackles in the last meeting and has 8.5 tackles for a loss and three sacks already this season.
"I think he's an exceptional player," Beckman said. "I've been blessed to be coaching on a couple teams that have had great, great defensive ends that are now playing in the NFL. He definitely has those capabilities. He has a great first two steps. He comes off the football and creates problems. You're going to know where he is.
"I think both defensive ends are playing extremely well. I think (Gerald) Gooden is playing good, too. Definitely one of their strengths is defense. For Kerrigan, we know we're playing against one of the best of the country."
- Beckman said one key for his team will be limiting big plays. In last season's loss, the Rockets allowed eight plays of at least 20 yards. Ralph Bolden's 78-yard touchdown run was the longest play.
- The Rockets have two players from Indiana: starting defensive tackle Malcolm Riley from Fort Wayne and freshman defensive lineman Elijah Jones from Indianapolis. I asked Purdue coach Danny Hope about Riley, a junior who has two sacks.
"He and all the other guys across the front, they're quick-footed," Hope said. "They have good size. They're 6-3, 280 on the inside. Their ends are athletic. They have athletic bodies that play hard and have good get-off.
"Their defensive front is good. They're aggressive. They move their defensive front. They slant and angle their defensive front. They're doing a very good job with that."