Godaddy.com Bowl formerly known as the GMAC Bowl Overview
Each year, the most successful college football teams in the country are awarded by being invited to play in one of various college bowl games. These bowl games are full of tradition and often come with very exciting matchups. One of the most competitive bowl games each year is the GMAC Bowl, which is played each year at Land Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL. Historically, the GMAC bowl was played around Christmas, however in recent years the game has gained notoriety for being the last game played prior to the BCS National Championship Game
Of all bowls with Division 1 football tie-ins, the GMAC Bowl is one of the newest. The GMAC Bowl was first established in 1999, however for the first two years, the game was known as the Mobile Alabama Bowl. It wasn't until 2001 that it received full sponsorship from GMAC Financial Services, which was formerly part of General Motors.
Thanks to the pass-first offensive strategies used by teams in Conference USA and the Western Athletic Conference, the GMAC Bowl has frequently seen many high scoring games with much offensive prowess. In fact, in 2001 the Marshall Thundering Herd and the East Carolina Pirates put together one of the highest scoring Bowl games of all time when they scored a combined 125 points. That game took 2 overtime periods to complete as Marshall eventually outlasted East Carolina and won by a score of 64 to 61. In this game, future NFL Quarterback led Marshall back from a 38 to 8 deficit while throwing for 567 yards.
Marshall went on the following year to win the GMAC Bowl again. This time they beat Louisville by a score of 38 to 15. Marshall, who is 2 and 0 in GMAC Bowls, is tied with the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and Tulsa Golden Hurricanes for most GMAC victories. East Carolina and Louisville, on the other hand, have the worst overall GMAC Bowl record with a record of 0 wins and 2 losses.
While the game is not played between traditional college football powerhouses, the game has featured many great players. In the game's 11 year history several future NFL players, including Byron Leftwich, have won the game's MVP trophy. These players include current Oakland Raiders QB Bruce Gradkowski, former, NFL MVP Ladanian Tomlinson and two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. In the sportsbook
as part of our college football betting lines
for the bowl season, you'll be able to place wager on the MVP awards along with individual player performances as well. This is also an opportune time to place your wager on the NFL MVP
Beyond playing in front of a live national TV audience, teams that play in the bowl
game are each awarded a payout of $750,000. There is also much fund raising and charity events that surround the game as well.
The GMAC Bowl or Godaddy.com game preview, the GMAC Bowl Odds and many GMAC Bowl betting options are posted when the final game of the regular NCAA Football season is completed and college football teams from different divisions are granted their bowl berths.