GoDaddy Bowl

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GoDaddy Bowl
2014 GoDaddy Bowl.png
GoDaddy Bowl Logo
StadiumLadd Peebles Stadium
LocationMobile, Alabama
Operated1999–present
Conference tie-insSun Belt, MAC
Previous conference tie-insACC, C-USA, WAC
PayoutUS$750,000 (2012)
Sponsors
Mobile Alabama, Inc. (1999)
GMAC Mobile, Alabama (2000-2010)
Go Daddy (2011–present)
Former names
Mobile Alabama Bowl (1999)
GMAC Mobile Alabama Bowl (2000)
GMAC Bowl (2001–2010)
GoDaddy.com Bowl (2011-2013)
2013 matchup
Kent State vs. Arkansas State (ASU 17-13)
2014 matchup
Ball State vs. Arkansas State (January 5)
 
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GoDaddy Bowl
2014 GoDaddy Bowl.png
GoDaddy Bowl Logo
StadiumLadd Peebles Stadium
LocationMobile, Alabama
Operated1999–present
Conference tie-insSun Belt, MAC
Previous conference tie-insACC, C-USA, WAC
PayoutUS$750,000 (2012)
Sponsors
Mobile Alabama, Inc. (1999)
GMAC Mobile, Alabama (2000-2010)
Go Daddy (2011–present)
Former names
Mobile Alabama Bowl (1999)
GMAC Mobile Alabama Bowl (2000)
GMAC Bowl (2001–2010)
GoDaddy.com Bowl (2011-2013)
2013 matchup
Kent State vs. Arkansas State (ASU 17-13)
2014 matchup
Ball State vs. Arkansas State (January 5)

The GoDaddy Bowl is a postseason NCAA-sanctioned Division I FBS college football bowl game that has been played annually at Ladd Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama since 1999. The game currently matches teams (typically the conference champions) from the Sun Belt Conference and the Mid-American Conference, and will through 2013.

Former logo

The game was previously known as the Mobile Alabama Bowl from 1999 to 2000. It was then known as the GMAC Bowl from 2000 to 2010 when its corporate sponsorship was GMAC Financial Services, and then known as the GoDaddy.com Bowl from 2011 to 2013 when Go Daddy took over sponsorship. From 1999 to 2009, the bowl pitted a Conference USA team against a team from either the Mid-American Conference or the Western Athletic Conference. For the 2010 game the Atlantic Coast Conference was to participate in the bowl as its ninth bowl tie-in. The ACC failed to have sufficient bowl-eligible teams to fill the slot, and the bowl chose Sun Belt conference champion Troy as a replacement.[1] The Mid-American Conference was the other conference tie-in.[2]

The 2001 game between the Marshall Thundering Herd and East Carolina Pirates set the record as the highest scoring bowl game of all time, and Marshall achieved what was then the greatest scoring comeback in Bowl history.[3] In this contest, Marshall battled back from a 38–8 deficit to win 64–61 in double overtime. Thundering Herd quarterback Byron Leftwich threw for 576 yards in the game.

The 2007 edition of the game was played on January 7, 2007, making it the next-to-last bowl game in the 2006–07 bowl season prior to the BCS National Championship Game the following night. The Golden Eagles of Southern Mississippi knocked off the Ohio Bobcats, 28–7. The 2008 edition of the contest took place the night before the BCS National Championship Game once again on Sunday, January 6, 2008. The game became the largest blowout in bowl history, with Tulsa beating Bowling Green, 63–7.

On October 18, 2010, it was announced that the GMAC Bowl was renamed the GoDaddy.com Bowl.[4] The 2013 edition of the GoDaddy.com Bowl was played on January 6, 2013, and featured No. 25 Kent State from the MAC and Arkansas State from the Sun Belt.

On May 15, 2013, it was announced that GoDaddy, in accordance with new generic top-level domain extensions being rolled out later in the year, had dropped the ".com" from the bowl's name, rebranding it as the GoDaddy Bowl.[5][6]

Game results[edit]

TitleDateWinning teamLosing team
1999 Mobile Alabama BowlDecember 22, 1999TCU28East Carolina14
2000 GMAC Mobile Alabama BowlDecember 20, 2000Southern Miss28TCU21
2001 GMAC BowlDecember 19, 2001Marshall64East Carolina61 (2 OT)
2002 GMAC BowlDecember 18, 2002Marshall38Louisville15
2003 GMAC BowlDecember 18, 2003Miami (Ohio)49Louisville28
2004 GMAC BowlDecember 22, 2004Bowling Green52Memphis35
2005 GMAC BowlDecember 21, 2005Toledo45UTEP13
2007 GMAC BowlJanuary 7, 2007Southern Miss28Ohio7
2008 GMAC BowlJanuary 6, 2008Tulsa63Bowling Green7
2009 GMAC BowlJanuary 6, 2009Tulsa45Ball State13
2010 GMAC BowlJanuary 6, 2010Central Michigan44Troy41 (2 OT)
2011 GoDaddy.com BowlJanuary 6, 2011Miami (OH)35Middle Tennessee21
2012 GoDaddy.com BowlJanuary 8, 2012Northern Illinois38Arkansas State20
2013 GoDaddy.com BowlJanuary 6, 2013Arkansas State17Kent State13
2014 GoDaddy BowlJanuary 5, 2014Arkansas State23Ball State20

Most appearances[edit]

RankTeamAppearancesRecord
1Arkansas State32–1
T2Marshall22–0
T2Miami (Ohio)22–0
T2Southern Mississippi22–0
T2Tulsa22–0
T2Bowling Green21–1
T2TCU21–1
T2East Carolina20–2
T2Louisville20–2
T2Ball State20–2
T11Central Michigan11–0
T11Northern Illinois11–0
T11Toledo11–0
T11Memphis10–1
T11Middle Tennessee State10–1
T11Ohio10–1
T11Troy10–1
T11UTEP10–1
T11Kent State10–1

Wins by conference[edit]

ConferenceWinsLossesPct.
MAC85.615
WAC11.500
C-USA46.400
Sun Belt23.400

MVPs[edit]

Date playedMVPSchoolPosition
December 22, 1999Casey PrintersTCUQB
December 20, 2000LaDainian TomlinsonTCURB
December 19, 2001Byron LeftwichMarshallQB
December 18, 2002Byron LeftwichMarshallQB
December 18, 2003Ben RoethlisbergerMiami (OH)QB
December 22, 2004Omar JacobsBowling GreenQB
December 21, 2005Bruce GradkowskiToledoQB
January 7, 2007Damion FletcherSouthern MissRB
January 6, 2008Paul SmithTulsaQB
January 6, 2009Tarrion AdamsTulsaRB
January 6, 2010Dan LeFevourCentral MichiganQB
January 6, 2011Austin BoucherMiami (Ohio)QB
January 8, 2012Chandler HarnishNorthern IllinoisQB
January 6, 2013Ryan AplinArkansas StateQB
January 5, 2014Fredi KnightenArkansas StateQB

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