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Can Toledo's Logan Woodside carve through Appalachian State's defense?

Toledo quarterback Logan Woodside has thrown an FBS-leading 43 touchdown passes this year, the most in a season in school history. With three more touchdown passes against Appalachian State in Saturday's Raycom Media Camellia Bowl, Woodside can tie the Mid-American Conference record set by Bowling Green's Matt Johnson last season. The Rockets are averaging 529.8 yards per game, the fourth-most in the FBS.

Woodside and the high-powered Rockets, however, will face an Appalachian State defense that has allowed only 10 touchdown passes all season and has totaled 20 interceptions, third-most in the FBS. In Appalachian State's season-opening 20-13 overtime loss at Tennessee, the Mountaineers limited star quarterback Joshua Dobbs to 192 passing yards and one touchdown. Dobbs threw an interception and posted a QBR of just 26.3 in the narrow victory.

Both teams feature running backs that rank at or near the top of each school's record book. Toledo's Kareem Hunt is just 25 yards shy of breaking the school record held by Chester Taylor (4,849), and Appalachian State's Marcus Cox already holds the school rushing record (4,960).

Toledo seeks a third straight bowl victory, and back-to-back 10-win seasons for the first time since 2000-01. ESPN's Football Power Index barely favors the Rockets, giving them a 50.3 percent chance to win.

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