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Motor City Bowl

Motor City Bowl logo
Stadium Ford Field
Location Detroit, Michigan
Previous Stadiums Pontiac Silverdome (1997 — 2001)
Previous Locations Pontiac, Michigan (1997 — 2001)
Operated 1997 — present
Conference Tie-ins MAC, Big Ten
Payout US$750,000 (2006)
Sponsors
Ford, General Motors and Chrysler
2005 Matchup
Memphis 38, Akron 31
2006 Matchup
Central Michigan 31, Middle Tennessee 14

The Motor City Bowl is a major postseason college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played annually since 1997. The first five games (1997-2001) were played at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. Starting in 2002, the game was moved to 65,000-seat Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The game features the champion from the Mid-American Conference playing one from the Big Ten Conference. If the Big Ten does not have an eligible team, the game will feature a team from the Big East that meets the requirement of at least seven wins; otherwise, an at-large team is chosen. The game is jointly sponsored by the "Big Three" automakers in Detroit: Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. Image File history File links MotorCityBowlLogo. ... Ford Field is an indoor football stadium located in Detroit, Michigan that is the home of the Detroit Lions of the NFL. It is across the street from Comerica Park. ... Detroit redirects here. ... A disputed record setting 93,173 fans in attendance for WrestleMania III at the Pontiac Silverdome. ... Pontiac is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan named after the Ottawa Chief Pontiac. ... The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is a college athletic conference with a membership base that stretches from New York to Illinois. ... Big Ten can refer to: Big Ten Conference, a college athletics conference Big Ten (movie studios), the largest movie studios in Hollywood This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... USD redirects here. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... For other uses, including the Chrysler Brand, see Chrysler (disambiguation). ... ESPN Game Day photo of The Texas Longhorn mascot Bevo seen with the Bowl Championship Series trophy during the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. ... The University of Memphis is a public American research university located in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, and is the flagship public research university of the Tennessee Board of Regents system. ... The University of Akron is an institution of higher learning located in Akron, Ohio. ... The 2006 NCAA Division I-A football season, or the college football season, began on August 31, 2006, progresses through the regular season and bowl season, and will conclude with the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship Game on January 8, 2007 in Glendale, Arizona, USA, when the #2 Florida... City Mount Pleasant, Michigan Team Colors Maroon and Gold Head Coach Brian Kelly Home Stadium Kelly/Shorts Stadium League/Conference affiliations NCAA College Division (Small College) Independent (1896-1926), (1931-1949), (1970-71) Michigan Collegiate Conference (1927-1930) Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference(1950-1969) Mid-American Conference (1972-Present) Team... Middle Tennessee State University (founded September 11, 1911, and commonly abbreviated as MTSU) is an American university located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... A bowl game is a post-season college football game, typically at the Division I-A level. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... A disputed record setting 93,173 fans in attendance for WrestleMania III at the Pontiac Silverdome. ... Pontiac is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan named after the Ottawa Chief Pontiac. ... Ford Field is an indoor football stadium located in Detroit, Michigan that is the home of the Detroit Lions of the NFL. It is across the street from Comerica Park. ... Detroit redirects here. ... The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is a college athletic conference with a membership base that stretches from New York to Illinois. ... For other uses of the term Big Ten see Big Ten (disambiguation). ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... For other uses, including the Chrysler Brand, see Chrysler (disambiguation). ...


The Motor City Bowl marked the first bowl game held in the Detroit area since the Cherry Bowl in 1984-1985. The Cherry Bowl was an annual post-season college football bowl game played in the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan, in 1984 and 1985. ...


The 2006 installment, played December 26, 2006 on ESPN, matched up Central Michigan University and Middle Tennessee, because the Big Ten sent two teams to BCS bowls and therefore, its 7th eligible team played in the Big Ten's 6th bowl allottment. The game set a new Motor City Bowl attendance record of 54,113. is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Central Michigan University (also known as CMU) is a coeducational state university located in Mount Pleasant in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Middle Tennessee State University (founded September 11, 1911, and commonly abbreviated as MTSU) is an American university located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. ...

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Bowl matchups and results

Date Winning Team Losing Team Attendance
December 26, 1997 Mississippi 34 Marshall 31 43,340
December 23, 1998 Marshall 48 Louisville 29 38,016
December 27, 1999 Marshall 21 BYU 3 44,449
December 27, 2000 Marshall 25 Cincinnati 14 44,911
December 29, 2001 Toledo 23 Cincinnati 16 44,164
December 26, 2002 Boston College 51 Toledo 25 45,761
December 26, 2003 Bowling Green 28 Northwestern 24 51,286
December 27, 2004 [1] Connecticut 39 Toledo 10 52,552
December 26, 2005 [2] Memphis 38 Akron 31 45,801
December 26, 2006 [3] Central Michigan 31 Middle Tennessee 14 54,113
December 26, 2007

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Most appearances

Rank Team Appearances Record
1 Marshall 4 3-1
2 Toledo 3 1-2
3 Cincinnati 2 0-2

Marshall University is a public university based in Huntington, West Virginia. ... The University of Toledo is a public university situated in Toledo, Ohio. ... The University of Cincinnati is a coeducational public research university in Cincinnati, Ohio. ...

MVPs

Year MVP(s) Team Position
1997 Stewart Patridge Mississippi QB
1998 Chad Pennington Marshall QB
1999 Doug Chapman Marshall RB
2000 Byron Leftwich Marshall QB
2001 Chester Taylor Toledo RB
2002 Brian St. Pierre Boston College QB
2003 Josh Harris Bowling Green QB
2004 Dan Orlovsky Connecticut QB
2005 DeAngelo Williams Memphis RB
2006 Dan LeFevour Central Michigan QB

For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Stewart Patridge is an American football player. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... James Chadwick Chad Pennington [1](born June 26, 1976 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American football quarterback for the NFLs New York Jets. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Byron Antron Leftwich (born January 14, 1980 in Washington, D.C.) is an American football quarterback who currently plays for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Chester Lamar Taylor (born September 22, 1979 in River Rouge, Michigan) is an American football running back with the Minnesota Vikings. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Brian St. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Josh Harris (born September 9, 1982) is an American football player. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dan Orlovsky (born August 18, 1983 in Shelton, Connecticut) is a quarterback for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... DeAngelo Williams (born April 25, 1983 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American football running back in the NFL who currently plays for the Carolina Panthers. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dan LeFevour is an American football quarterback who plays for the Central Michigan University Chippewas. ...

See also

List of college bowl games // From the 1998 season until the 2005 season, four BCS bowls have determined the national champion on a rotating basis. ...


External links

  • Official Website of the Motor City Bowl

Notes

  1. ^ Connecticut received the bid to play in this game as the Big Ten did not field enough teams to qualify for this game.
  2. ^ Memphis replaced the Big Ten and Big East teams as they did not have enough teams to qualify for this game.
  3. ^ The Big Ten did not have enough bowl-eligible teams to fulfill their obligation to qualify for this game, so Middle Tennessee filled the Big Ten's spot.

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