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Mid-American Conference Bowl Games

Known as: Mid-American Conference

Record*: 53 Years, 2770-3010-82, .480 W-L%
*W-L-T adjusted to 2774-3006-82 by NCAA.

Bowls: 76 Bowls, 33-43-0, .434 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 2 (Preseason), 14 (Final), 161 (Total)

81 Games

Conference schools in bold ▪ Click date for box score, if available
Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 2013 Jan 5, 2014 Sun GoDaddy.com Bowl Arkansas State 23 Ball State 20 GoDaddy Bowl - Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL
2 2013 Dec 26, 2013 Thu Little Caesars Bowl Pittsburgh 30 Bowling Green State 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl - Ford Field, Detroit, MI
3 2013 Dec 26, 2013 Thu Poinsettia Bowl Utah State 21 Northern Illinois 14 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl - Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
4 2013 Dec 23, 2013 Mon Beef O'Brady's Bowl East Carolina 37 Ohio 20 Beef O Brady`s Bowl - Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
5 2013 Dec 21, 2013 Sat Famous Idaho Potato Bowl San Diego State 49 Buffalo 24 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID
6 2012 Jan 6, 2013 Sun GoDaddy.com Bowl Arkansas State 17 Kent State 13 GoDaddy.com Bowl (Mobile, AL)
7 2012 Jan 1, 2013 Tue Orange Bowl Florida State 31 Northern Illinois 10 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
8 2012 Dec 28, 2012 Fri Independence Bowl Ohio 45 Louisiana-Monroe 14 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
9 2012 Dec 27, 2012 Thu Military Bowl San Jose State 29 Bowling Green State 20 Military Bowl (Washington, DC)
10 2012 Dec 26, 2012 Wed Little Caesars Bowl Central Michigan 24 Western Kentucky 21 Little Caesars Bowl (Detroit, MI)
11 2012 Dec 21, 2012 Fri Beef O'Brady's Bowl Central Florida 38 Ball State 17 Beef O'Brady's Bowl (St. Petersburg, FL)
12 2012 Dec 15, 2012 Sat Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Utah State 41 Toledo 15 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise, ID)
13 2011 Jan 8, 2012 Sun GoDaddy.com Bowl Northern Illinois 38 Arkansas State 20 GoDaddy.com Bowl (Mobile, AL)
14 2011 Dec 28, 2011 Wed Military Bowl Toledo 42 Air Force 41 Military Bowl (Washington, DC)
15 2011 Dec 27, 2011 Tue Little Caesars Bowl Purdue 37 Western Michigan 32 Little Caesars Bowl (Detroit, MI)
16 2011 Dec 17, 2011 Sat Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Ohio 24 Utah State 23 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise, ID)
17 2011 Dec 17, 2011 Sat New Mexico Bowl Temple 37 Wyoming 15 New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque, NM)
18 2010 Jan 6, 2011 Thu GoDaddy.com Bowl Miami (OH) 35 Middle Tennessee State 21 GoDaddy.com Bowl (Mobile, AL)
19 2010 Dec 26, 2010 Sun Little Caesars Bowl Florida International 34 Toledo 32 Little Caesars Bowl (Detroit, MI)
20 2010 Dec 18, 2010 Sat Humanitarian Bowl Northern Illinois 40 Fresno State 17 Humanitarian Bowl (Boise, ID)
Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
21 2010 Dec 18, 2010 Sat New Orleans Bowl Troy 48 Ohio 21 New Orleans Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
22 2009 Jan 6, 2010 Wed GMAC Bowl Central Michigan 44 Troy 41 GMAC Bowl (Mobile, AL)
23 2009 Jan 2, 2010 Sat International Bowl South Florida 27 Northern Illinois 3 International Bowl (Toronto, Canada)
24 2009 Dec 30, 2009 Wed Humanitarian Bowl Idaho 43 Bowling Green State 42 Humanitarian Bowl (Boise, ID)
25 2009 Dec 29, 2009 Tue EagleBank Bowl UCLA 30 Temple 21 EagleBank Bowl (Washington, DC)
26 2009 Dec 26, 2009 Sat Little Caesars Bowl Marshall 21 Ohio 17 Little Caesars Bowl (Detroit, MI)
27 2008 Jan 6, 2009 Tue GMAC Bowl Tulsa 45 Ball State 13 GMAC Bowl (Mobile, AL)
28 2008 Jan 3, 2009 Sat International Bowl Connecticut 38 Buffalo 20 International Bowl (Toronto, Canada)
29 2008 Dec 30, 2008 Tue Texas Bowl Rice 38 Western Michigan 14 Texas Bowl (Houston, TX)
30 2008 Dec 28, 2008 Sun Independence Bowl Louisiana Tech 17 Northern Illinois 10 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
31 2008 Dec 26, 2008 Fri Motor City Bowl Florida Atlantic 24 Central Michigan 21 Motor City Bowl (Detroit, MI)
32 2007 Jan 6, 2008 Sun GMAC Bowl Tulsa 63 Bowling Green State 7 GMAC Bowl (Mobile, AL)
33 2007 Jan 5, 2008 Sat International Bowl Rutgers 52 Ball State 30 International Bowl (Toronto, Canada)
34 2007 Dec 26, 2007 Wed Motor City Bowl Purdue 51 Central Michigan 48 Motor City Bowl (Detroit, MI)
35 2006 Jan 7, 2007 Sun GMAC Bowl Southern Mississippi 28 Ohio 7 GMAC Bowl (Mobile, AL)
36 2006 Jan 6, 2007 Sat International Bowl Cincinnati 27 Western Michigan 24 International Bowl (Toronto, Canada)
37 2006 Dec 26, 2006 Tue Motor City Bowl Central Michigan 31 Middle Tennessee State 14 Motor City Bowl (Detroit, MI)
38 2006 Dec 19, 2006 Tue Poinsettia Bowl Texas Christian 37 Northern Illinois 7 Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego, CA)
39 2005 Dec 26, 2005 Mon Motor City Bowl Memphis 38 Akron 31 Motor City Bowl (Detroit, MI)
40 2005 Dec 21, 2005 Wed GMAC Bowl Toledo 45 Texas-El Paso 13 GMAC Bowl (Mobile, AL)
Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
41 2004 Dec 30, 2004 Thu Silicon Valley Bowl Northern Illinois 34 Troy 21 Silicon Valley Bowl (San Jose, CA)
42 2004 Dec 28, 2004 Tue Independence Bowl Iowa State 17 Miami (OH) 13 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
43 2004 Dec 27, 2004 Mon Motor City Bowl Connecticut 39 Toledo 10 Motor City Bowl (Detroit, MI)
44 2004 Dec 23, 2004 Thu Fort Worth Bowl Cincinnati 32 Marshall 14 Fort Worth Bowl (Fort Worth, TX)
45 2004 Dec 22, 2004 Wed GMAC Bowl Bowling Green State 52 Memphis 35 GMAC Bowl (Mobile, AL)
46 2003 Dec 26, 2003 Fri Motor City Bowl Bowling Green State 28 Northwestern 24 Motor City Bowl (Detroit, MI)
47 2003 Dec 18, 2003 Thu GMAC Bowl Miami (OH) 49 Louisville 28 GMAC Bowl (Mobile, AL)
48 2002 Dec 26, 2002 Thu Motor City Bowl Boston College 51 Toledo 25 Motor City Bowl (Detroit, MI)
49 2002 Dec 18, 2002 Wed GMAC Bowl Marshall 38 Louisville 15 GMAC Bowl (Mobile, AL)
50 2001 Dec 29, 2001 Sat Motor City Bowl Toledo 23 Cincinnati 16 Motor City Bowl (Pontiac, MI)
51 2001 Dec 19, 2001 Wed GMAC Bowl Marshall 64 East Carolina 61 GMAC Bowl (Mobile, AL)
52 2000 Dec 27, 2000 Wed Motor City Bowl Marshall 25 Cincinnati 14 Motor City Bowl (Detroit, MI)
53 1999 Dec 27, 1999 Mon Motor City Bowl Marshall 21 Brigham Young 3 Motor City Bowl (Pontiac, MI)
54 1998 Dec 23, 1998 Wed Motor City Bowl Marshall 48 Louisville 29 Motor City Bowl (Pontiac, MI)
55 1997 Dec 26, 1997 Fri Motor City Bowl Mississippi 34 Marshall 31 Motor City Bowl (Pontiac, MI)
56 1996 Dec 19, 1996 Thu Las Vegas Bowl Nevada 18 Ball State 15 Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, NV)
57 1995 Dec 14, 1995 Thu Las Vegas Bowl Toledo 40 Nevada 37 Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, NV)
58 1994 Dec 15, 1994 Thu Las Vegas Bowl Nevada-Las Vegas 52 Central Michigan 24 Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, NV)
59 1993 Dec 17, 1993 Fri Las Vegas Bowl Utah State 42 Ball State 33 Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, NV)
60 1992 Dec 18, 1992 Fri Las Vegas Bowl Bowling Green State 35 Nevada 34 Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, NV)
Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
61 1991 Dec 14, 1991 Sat California Bowl Bowling Green State 28 Fresno State 21 California Bowl (Fresno, CA)
62 1990 Dec 8, 1990 Sat California Bowl San Jose State 48 Central Michigan 24 California Bowl (Fresno, CA)
63 1989 Dec 9, 1989 Sat California Bowl Fresno State 27 Ball State 6 California Bowl (Fresno, CA)
64 1988 Dec 10, 1988 Sat California Bowl Fresno State 35 Western Michigan 30 California Bowl (Fresno, CA)
65 1987 Dec 12, 1987 Sat California Bowl Eastern Michigan 30 San Jose State 27 California Bowl (Fresno, CA)
66 1986 Dec 13, 1986 Sat California Bowl San Jose State 37 Miami (OH) 7 California Bowl (Fresno, CA)
67 1985 Dec 14, 1985 Sat California Bowl Fresno State 51 Bowling Green State 7 California Bowl (Fresno, CA)
68 1984 Dec 15, 1984 Sat California Bowl Nevada-Las Vegas 30 Toledo 13 California Bowl (Fresno, CA)
69 1983 Dec 17, 1983 Sat California Bowl Northern Illinois 20 Cal State Fullerton 13 California Bowl (Fresno, CA)
70 1982 Dec 18, 1982 Sat California Bowl Fresno State 29 Bowling Green State 28 California Bowl (Fresno, CA)
71 1981 Dec 19, 1981 Sat California Bowl Toledo 27 San Jose State 25 California Bowl (Fresno, CA)
72 1975 Dec 20, 1975 Sat Tangerine Bowl Miami (OH) 20 South Carolina 7 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)
73 1974 Dec 21, 1974 Sat Tangerine Bowl Miami (OH) 21 Georgia 10 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)
74 1973 Dec 22, 1973 Sat Tangerine Bowl Miami (OH) 16 Florida 7 Tangerine Bowl (Gainesville, FL)
75 1972 Dec 29, 1972 Fri Tangerine Bowl Tampa 21 Kent State 18 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)
76 1971 Dec 28, 1971 Tue Tangerine Bowl Toledo 28 Richmond 3 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)
77 1970 Dec 28, 1970 Mon Tangerine Bowl Toledo 40 William & Mary 12 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)
78 1969 Dec 26, 1969 Fri Tangerine Bowl Toledo 56 Davidson 33 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)
79 1968 Dec 27, 1968 Fri Tangerine Bowl Richmond 49 Ohio 42 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)
80 1962 Dec 31, 1962 Mon Sun Bowl West Texas A&M 15 Ohio 14 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
81 1962 Dec 22, 1962 Sat Tangerine Bowl Houston 49 Miami (OH) 21 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)