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Rockets preview Dollar General Bowl in Mobile

Toledo Head Football Coach Jason Candle, along with seniors Logan Woodside and Terry Swanson, visited Mobile, Ala., Wednesday in preparation for the 2017 Dollar General Bowl.

The Mid-American Conference Champion Rockets will face Sun Belt Co-Champion Appalachian State Saturday, Dec. 23. The 7 p.m. game will be broadcast on ESPN.

Logan Woodside, left, and Terry Swanson met children at St. Elmo’s Elementary School during a Dec. 6 visit to Mobile, Ala.

The Rockets toured Ladd-Peebles Stadium, site of the Dollar General Bowl, as well as UMS-Wright High School, where UT will hold its practices during bowl week.

During a stop for lunch, the players met with and posed for photos with children from St. Elmo’s Elementary School. Candle and the players met with local media in a late afternoon news conference before returning to Toledo.

“We’re looking forward to playing a tremendous opponent in App State,” Candle said. “We’ve had a tremendous year, winning a conference championship, and it certainly would be awesome for our seniors to finish it with a win in their final game.”

Toledo will officially arrive in Mobile Tuesday, Dec. 19, in anticipation of bowl activities that will include a Mardi Gras-style parade, a visit to the USS Alabama, a bowling competition vs. Appalachian State, and a visit to the University of South Alabama Children’s and Women’s Hospital.

Ticket orders for the Dollar General Bowl are being taken online here, by phone or in person at the UT Athletic Ticket Office in Savage Arena.

Tickets may be picked up at the UT Athletic Ticket Office beginning Friday, Dec. 8, at 9 a.m.

Tickets also will be available for sale at the ticket window beginning at 9 a.m. Friday.

Tickets can be purchased through UT through Thursday, Dec. 21, at 5 p.m.