The 1984 Rockets reached the California Bowl, which they lost.
Simrell posted four winning seasons in eight as the team's head coach. The Rockets found quick success under Nick Saban, going 9–2 in his only season.
Its highest finish came in 1970 when it ranked #12 after finishing 12–0–0.
The University of Toledo has a 10–6 record in bowl games.
That season also saw Toledo win its first conference title.
In 2011, Toledo finished 9–4 to be MAC West Division co-champions with Northern Illinois.
Under his tutelage, the Rockets compiled a record of 38–26–2. From 1969 through 1971, Toledo won 35 consecutive games, which currently ranks as the fifth-longest winning streak in major college football.
Under head coach Frank Lauterbur, the Rockets won 3 Mid-American Conference Championships and won each of their 3 appearances in the Tangerine Bowl during those years.
The Toledo Rockets football team is a college football program in Division I FBS, representing the University of Toledo.
The Rockets compete in the Mid-American Conference.