2009 GMAC Bowl

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2009 GMAC Bowl
1234 Total
Ball State 7600 13
Tulsa 1014714 45
DateJanuary 6, 2009
StadiumLadd–Peebles Stadium
LocationMobile, Alabama
MVPRB Tarrion Adams, Tulsa
PayoutUS$750,000 per team[1]
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersDave Pasch, Andre Ware
Nielsen ratings1.7
 < 2008  2010

The 2009 GMAC Bowl was the tenth anniversary edition of the American college football bowl game, and part of the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season the contest was played on January 6, 2009, at Ladd–Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, and featured the Tulsa Golden Hurricane playing the Ball State Cardinals. For the second consecutive year, the Golden Hurricane won the contest. The game, which was played in a second half driving rainstorm, was won easily by Tulsa, 45–13. One year earlier, Tulsa throttled Bowling Green in this contest, 63–7, and have now outscored the MAC opposition, 108–20.

In chronological order, the GMAC Bowl is the final bowl game outside of the Bowl Championship Series and the next-to-last (33rd out of 34) overall.

To date, this is the last matchup between the MAC and Conference USA in this bowl; the organizers signed a contract with the Sun Belt Conference following the season.

Scoring summary[edit]

Scoring Play Score
1st Quarter
Tulsa - Damaris Johnson 30-yard TD pass from David Johnson (Jarod Tracy kick), 11:36 Tulsa 7-0
Ball State - Nate Davis 17-yard TD run (Ian McGarvey kick), 4:24 Tie 7-7
Tulsa - Tracy 31-yard FG, 2:04 Tulsa 10-7
2nd Quarter
Tulsa - Tarrion Adams 1-yard TD run (Tracy kick), 10:39 Tulsa 17-7
Ball State - McGarvey 40-yard FG, 6:36 Tulsa 17-10
Tulsa - Adams 56-yard TD run (Tracy kick), 4:50 Tulsa 24-10
Ball State - McGarvey 22-yard FG, :29 Tulsa 24-13
3rd Quarter
Tulsa - Slick Shelley 15-yard TD pass from David Johnson (Tracy kick), 12:12 Tulsa 31-13
4th Quarter
Tulsa - Adams 11-yard TD run (Tracy kick), 13:40 Tulsa 38-13
Tulsa - Jacob Frank 12-yard TD pass from David Johnson (Tracy kick), 10:40 Tulsa 45-13


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2011-09-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)