2008 GMAC Bowl

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2008 GMAC Bowl
1234 Total
Bowling Green 0070 7
Tulsa 21141414 63
DateJanuary 6, 2008
Season2007
StadiumLadd–Peebles Stadium
LocationMobile, Alabama
FavoriteTulsa by 4½ [1]
Attendance36,932
PayoutUS$750,000 per team[2]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersBob Wischusen, Andre Ware, Joe Schad
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The 2008 GMAC Bowl was an American college football bowl game. It was part of the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season and was the ninth annual playing of the game. It was played on January 6, 2008, at Ladd–Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, and featured the Bowling Green Falcons against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.

Notes[edit]

  • Tulsa quarterback Paul Smith set an NCAA Division I record with his 14th consecutive 300-yard passing game.[3]
  • The 63–7 final score makes this game the largest margin of victory in bowl history surpassing the 55-point margin set by Alabama over Syracuse in the 1953 Orange Bowl.[3] The record was tied a decade later, when Army defeated Houston 70–14 in the 2018 Armed Forces Bowl.
  • The game represented just the second matchup of the two teams in football. In 1989, Tulsa also beat Bowling Green in blowout fashion, 45–10.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fox, David (2007-12-13). "Rivals.com Bowl Viewer's Guide". Rivals.com. Archived from the original on 15 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-17.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-03. Retrieved 2009-09-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b Associated Press (2008-01-06). "Smith's 14th straight 300-yard game leads Tulsa past Bowling Green". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on 10 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-07.