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"Everybody goes through adversity in life," Sheridan said. "Obviously, we've had our fair share this year."
A week after Illinois quarterback Juice Williams had a Michigan Stadium-record 431 yards of offense, Toledo's Nick Moore caught 20 passes to break another mark against the Wolverines.
"If you're watching us on film, we've been hurt when people have spread us out and isolated us in space," Rodriguez said. "We tried to adjust to it and just didn't get a handle on it."
It didn't take the Rockets long to adjust to playing in storied Michigan Stadium.
"We talk a lot about keeping our focus mentally between the lines," Toledo coach Tom Amstutz said. "We talked about (how) there's 110,000 fans, but they're unarmed and they can't shoot at us and they can't come on the field, so you're playing Michigan and keep your focus on them."
Safety Tyrrell Herbert, who returned one of his two interceptions 100 yards for the first score, said the Rockets adopted Amstutz's mindset.
"Once you hit that field it's just football, and you've been playing football all your life," Herbert said. "It's a big stadium, but after the third play, you don't hear the crowd no more."
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