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NCAA.com | December 19, 2013

History: GoDaddy Bowl

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What is now known as the GoDaddy Bowl began as the Mobile Alabama Bowl in 1999. In 2000, it became known as the GMAC Bowl through 2010 and then the GoDaddy.com Bowl until the 2014 game, when it becomes the GoDaddy Bowl.

Memorable moments

• The bowl is the home to both the highest-scoring bowl game of all time and the greatest scoring comeback in bowl history. Both happened in the same game. In 2001, Marshall dug itself out of a 38-8 hole to defeat East Carolina 64-61 in double overtime. Marshall quarterback Byron Leftwich piled up 576 passing yards that night.

• In 2007, the game hosted the biggest blowout in bowl history. Tulsa QB Paul Smith set an NCAA record with his 14th consecutive 300-yard passing game.

GODADDY BOWL RESULTS
YEARWINNERSCORELOSERSCORE
1999TCU28East Carolina14
2000Southern Miss28TCU21
2001*Marshall64East Carolina61
2002Marshall38Louisville15
2003Miami (Ohio)49Louisville28
2004Bowling Green52Memphis35
2005Toledo45UTEP13
2007Southern Miss28Ohio7
2008Tulsa63Bowling Green7
2009Tulsa45Ball State13
2010*Central Michigan44Troy41
2011Miami (Ohio)35Middle Tennessee21
2012Northern Illinois38Arkansas State20
2013Arkansas State17Kent State13
* -- Denotes double-overtime game

 

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