Memphis - Bowling Green in GMAC Bowl
Match-Up Set for Sixth Annual GMAC Bowl
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Tickets for GMAC Bowl to Go On Sale Tuesday
Nov. 30, 2004
MOBILE AL- - The University of Memphis has learned that Bowling Green State University will be its opponent in the Sixth Annual GMAC Bowl as the Falcons have accepted the Bowl's invitation. Both teams enter the game with 8-3 records, and each team will be making their first appearance in the GMAC Bowl.
This year, the Falcons boast the most potent offense in the MAC, ranking second nationally in pass offense (335.6), fourth in both total offense (501.6) and scoring offense (43.6) and fifth in passing efficiency (165.9). Defensively, the Falcons rank fourth in the country in turnover margin (1.36) and have eight interceptions in the last three games.
BGSU boasts the MAC Offensive Player of the Year in sophomore quarterback Omar Jacobs. He is tops in the nation in TD passes with 36 and has thrown just three interceptions. Jacobs is also the national leader in points responsible for (21.8), second in total offense (357.1), and fourth in pass efficiency (167.8).
"The GMAC Bowl is very happy to have two great offensive teams in Bowling Green and Memphis for this year's game. The City of Mobile and college football fans across the country will see one of the most exiting games of the bowl season." stated GMAC Bowl President Jerry Silverstein. "I hope the scoreboard operator gets plenty of sleep the night before the game, because Bowling Green and Memphis can light one up in a hurry."
The GMAC BOWL will be played on December 22, 2004, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. The game will be Nationally televised on ESPN. Kick-off is set for 7:00 pm CST.
For Ticket information call the University of Memphis ticket office at (901) 678-2331. Tickets can also be purchased on www.gotigersgo.com.
Re: Memphis - Bowling Green in GMAC Bowl
Congrats to both teams. Bowling Green is a tough team and it's nice to see the MAC get some recognition in the bowls this year, but the true test will be how all their teams do. This should be a very good game.