UC lit up Toledo for a half. Toledo was starting 3 back up CB's, ran a soft zone with their DB's lining up 7 yards off the ball. They rushed 3 and tried to keep everything in front of them. It was pitch and catch for Kiel. He has talented receivers who can make 2nd string MAC CB's miss in space. 22-25 passing is an amazing stat. Hard to do that against air let alone humans in pads.
Second half Toledo came out, rushed 4-5 guys and played a tighter coverage scheme. Kiel went 1-6 and UC gained 13 yards on their next three drives. Sacked him, rushed him and forced him to make passes into coverage. Toledo didn't have the bodies to keep up the coverage late and Kiel picked it up again against a tired D late in the game. 7-17 is not a great passing stat.
He went 7-17 in the second half, he went 22-25 in the first half. Moral of the story: Send the house, play press coverage.
Before people start giving Gunner Kiel too much credit, he had one great half and one subpar half against a depleted MAC defense.
If UC's D was worth a damn they would have coasted to a 40 point win.