2001 Motor City Bowl

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2001 Motor City Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Cincinnati 0 13 0 3 16
Toledo 3 0 10 10 23
Date December 29, 2001
Season 2001
Stadium Pontiac Silverdome
Location Pontiac, Michigan
Attendance 44,164
Motor City Bowl
 < 2000  2002

The 2001 Motor City Bowl was a National Collegiate Athletic Association bowl game in which the Toledo Rockets of the MAC defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats of the Conference USA 23–16. It was played on December 29, 2001 at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan.

The Beracats were C-USA runner-ups fresh off the wins from five of their last six games, which included Syracuse and #20 Southern Mississippi. Marshall however was the four-time MAC champion who had also won five of their last six games, one of which was against Western Michigan, who had defeated them earlier in the season, in the MAC Championship Game.

This game marked the first time the Bearcats appeared in the Motor City Bowl. Marshall was a regular in Motown having appeared in the 1997, 1998 and 1999 contests.

Scoring summary[edit]

Scoring play Score
1st Quarter
UT– France 28 yard FG, 9:24 UT 3–0
2nd Quarter
UC– Ruffin 29 yard FG, 9:05 Tie 3–3
UC– Walker 28 yard pass from Guidugli (Ruffin kick), 2:43 UC 10–3
UC– Ruffin 46 yard FG, 0:00 UC 13–3
3rd Quarter
UT– France 42 yard FG, 11:33 UC 13–6
UT– Bolden 28 yard TD run (France kick), 1:44 Tie 13-13
4th Quarter
UT– France 30 yard FG, 9:42 UT 16-13
UC–Ruffin 25 yard FG, 6:26 Tie 16-16
UT– Taylor 24 yard TD run (France kick), 3:23 UT 23–16

References[edit]

http://www.motorcitybowl.com/history/gamerecaps/index.html?article_id=10 (Archived 2009-07-22)

http://www.motorcitybowl.com/history/finalgame/index.html?article_id=21