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Little Caesars Bowl

Known as Motor City Bowl (1997-2008) and Little Caesars Bowl (2009-2013).

Games: 17 (1997-2013)

First Game: December 26, 1997 (Mississippi 34, Marshall 31)
Last Game: December 26, 2013 (Bowling Green State vs. Pittsburgh)

Most Points: 51 (Boston College in 2002 and Purdue in 2007)
Fewest Points: 3 (Brigham Young in 1999)
Largest Margin: +29 (Connecticut over Toledo in 2004)

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  • Click on the Date for box score, if available.
  • Click on the Winner/Loser for roster, stats, and leaders.

17 Games

Year Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Attendance MVP Sponsor
2013 Dec 26, 2013 Thu Pittsburgh 30 Bowling Green State 27 26,259 RB James Conner (Pitt) Little Caesars
2012 Dec 26, 2012 Wed Central Michigan 24 Western Kentucky 21 23,310 QB Ryan Radcliff (Central Michigan) Little Caesars
2011 Dec 27, 2011 Tue Purdue 37 Western Michigan 32 46,177 RB Akeem Shavers (Purdue) Little Caesars
2010 Dec 26, 2010 Sun Florida International 34 Toledo 32 32,431 WR T. Y. Hilton (Florida International) Little Caesars
2009 Dec 26, 2009 Sat Marshall 21 Ohio 17 30,331 RB Martin Ward (Marshall) Little Caesars
2008 Dec 26, 2008 Fri Florida Atlantic 24 Central Michigan 21 41,399 QB Rusty Smith (Florida Atlantic)
2007 Dec 26, 2007 Wed Purdue 51 Central Michigan 48 60,624 QB Curtis Painter (Purdue)
2006 Dec 26, 2006 Tue Central Michigan 31 Middle Tennessee State 14 54,113 QB Dan LeFevour (Central Michigan)
2005 Dec 26, 2005 Mon Memphis 38 Akron 31 50,616 RB DeAngelo Williams (Memphis)
2004 Dec 27, 2004 Mon Connecticut 39 Toledo 10 52,552 QB Dan Orlovsky (Connecticut)
2003 Dec 26, 2003 Fri Bowling Green State 28 Northwestern 24 51,286 QB Josh Harris (Bowling Green State)
RB Jason Wright (Northwestern)
2002 Dec 26, 2002 Thu Boston College 51 Toledo 25 51,872 QB Brian St. Pierre (Boston College)
2001 Dec 29, 2001 Sat Toledo 23 Cincinnati 16 44,164 RB Chester Taylor (Toledo)
2000 Dec 27, 2000 Wed Marshall 25 Cincinnati 14 52,911 QB Byron Leftwich (Marshall)
1999 Dec 27, 1999 Mon Marshall 21 Brigham Young 3 44,863 RB Doug Chapman (Marshall)
1998 Dec 23, 1998 Wed Marshall 48 Louisville 29 32,206 QB Chad Pennington (Marshall)
1997 Dec 26, 1997 Fri Mississippi 34 Marshall 31 43,340 QB Stewart Patridge (Mississippi)