Toledo, Western Kentucky schedule football series for 2024, 2025

By Kevin Kelley -

The Toledo Rockets and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have scheduled a home-and-home football series for the 2024 and 2025 seasons, according to Toledo’s official athletics website.

The series will kick off with Toledo traveling to take on Western Kentucky at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Ky., on September 14, 2024. Toledo will host Western Kentucky the following season on September 13, 2025, at the Glass Bowl in Toledo, Ohio, to conclude the two-game series.

Toledo, a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC), and Western Kentucky, a member of Conference USA, have never squared off on the gridiron.

Western Kentucky is the first scheduled non-conference opponent for Toledo’s 2024 football schedule. The Rockets have one other non-conference opponent scheduled in 2025 — an Aug. 30 trip to take on the Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington.

The Hilltoppers have tentatively completed their non-conference schedule for the 2024 season with the addition of the Toledo Rockets. WKU is scheduled to open the season at the Alabama Crimson Tide on Aug. 31 before hosting the Eastern Kentucky Colonels on Sept. 7 and, after a visit from Toledo, playing at the USF Bulls on Sept. 21.

Toledo is the third non-conference opponent scheduled for Western Kentucky in 2025. The Hilltoppers are also slated to play at the Liberty Flames on Sept. 6 and host the Cincinnati Bearcats on Sept. 20.

Toledo is 4-2 so far this season with wins over Murray State, Colorado State, BYU, and Western Michigan and losses to Kentucky and Bowling Green. Western Kentucky holds the same record following victories over FIU, UAB, Old Dominion, and Army and losses to Central Arkansas and Louisville.

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