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|Stadium||Ladd Peebles Stadium|
|Conference tie-ins||Sun Belt, MAC|
|Previous conference tie-ins||ACC, C-USA, WAC|
Mobile Alabama Bowl (1999)
GMAC Mobile Alabama Bowl (2000)
GMAC Bowl (2001–2010)
GoDaddy.com Bowl (2011-2013)
|Kent State vs. Arkansas State (ASU 17-13)|
|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.
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. The Mid-American Conference was the other conference tie-in.
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. 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. 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.
|Title||Date||Winning team||Losing team|
|1999 Mobile Alabama Bowl||December 22, 1999||TCU||28||East Carolina||14|
|2000 GMAC Mobile Alabama Bowl||December 20, 2000||Southern Miss||28||TCU||21|
|2001 GMAC Bowl||December 19, 2001||Marshall||64||East Carolina||61 (2 OT)|
|2002 GMAC Bowl||December 18, 2002||Marshall||38||Louisville||15|
|2003 GMAC Bowl||December 18, 2003||Miami (Ohio)||49||Louisville||28|
|2004 GMAC Bowl||December 22, 2004||Bowling Green||52||Memphis||35|
|2005 GMAC Bowl||December 21, 2005||Toledo||45||UTEP||13|
|2007 GMAC Bowl||January 7, 2007||Southern Miss||28||Ohio||7|
|2008 GMAC Bowl||January 6, 2008||Tulsa||63||Bowling Green||7|
|2009 GMAC Bowl||January 6, 2009||Tulsa||45||Ball State||13|
|2010 GMAC Bowl||January 6, 2010||Central Michigan||44||Troy||41 (2 OT)|
|2011 GoDaddy.com Bowl||January 6, 2011||Miami (OH)||35||Middle Tennessee||21|
|2012 GoDaddy.com Bowl||January 8, 2012||Northern Illinois||38||Arkansas State||20|
|2013 GoDaddy.com Bowl||January 6, 2013||Arkansas State||17||Kent State||13|
|2014 GoDaddy Bowl||January 5, 2014||Arkansas State||23||Ball State||20|
|T11||Middle Tennessee State||1||0–1|
Wins by conference
|December 22, 1999||Casey Printers||TCU||QB|
|December 20, 2000||LaDainian Tomlinson||TCU||RB|
|December 19, 2001||Byron Leftwich||Marshall||QB|
|December 18, 2002||Byron Leftwich||Marshall||QB|
|December 18, 2003||Ben Roethlisberger||Miami (OH)||QB|
|December 22, 2004||Omar Jacobs||Bowling Green||QB|
|December 21, 2005||Bruce Gradkowski||Toledo||QB|
|January 7, 2007||Damion Fletcher||Southern Miss||RB|
|January 6, 2008||Paul Smith||Tulsa||QB|
|January 6, 2009||Tarrion Adams||Tulsa||RB|
|January 6, 2010||Dan LeFevour||Central Michigan||QB|
|January 6, 2011||Austin Boucher||Miami (Ohio)||QB|
|January 8, 2012||Chandler Harnish||Northern Illinois||QB|
|January 6, 2013||Ryan Aplin||Arkansas State||QB|
|January 5, 2014||Fredi Knighten||Arkansas State||QB|
- "Leftwich throws for 576 yards in 64–61 GMAC Bowl win". CNN.
- "GODADDY.COM JOINS COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL LINEUP". 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2010-10-18.
- "Date Set for 15th Annual GoDaddy Bowl". GoDaddyBowl.com. GoDaddy Bowl. May 15, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
- Inabinett, Mark (May 15, 2013). "GoDaddy Bowl tweaks name, sets date for 2014 game". AL.com/mobile. Mobile Press-Register. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
- GoDaddyBowl.com – Official bowl website