There are plenty of names out there for the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. Some just call it the Little Caesar Bowl, some use the full name and some still use the old title when it was (until 2009) the Motor City Bowl. But no matter which name/title you use for this exciting college football bowl game in the post-season, it will be played at the Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
The game was jointly sponsored by the "Big Three" automakers in Detroit from 1998 to 2007 (Ford, General Motors and Chrysler). Starting with the 2008 game, Chrysler was replaced by the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights as a presenting sponsor, before in 2009 Little Caesars Pizza®, which also celebrates its 50th birthday in 2009, took over the title sponsorship for this college football bowl game after General Motors and Chrysler reorganized under bankruptcy protection. Ford remained as a sponsor.
2010 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
The 2010 Bowl game was played on 12/26/2010 at 5.30pm local time, matching-up the FIU Golden Panthers from Florida International University, Miami and the Toledo Rockets, representing the University of Toledo. The game was televised on ESPN.
2009 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
The 2009 Little Caesars Bowl was played on December 26th, 2009 with a 1pm (local time) kick-off for the MAC East Champion Ohio University Bobcats and the Marshall University Thundering Herd (featured in the movie We Are Marshall), in what everyone expected to be a super exciting game, which also posted as the first meeting of these traditional rivals since 2004. It ended with a 21 over 17 win for Marshall.
A few little details about Ford Field: Ford Field is an indoor football stadium located in Detroit, Michigan that is the home of the Detroit Lions of the NFL. It is across the street from Comerica Park. It regularly seats 65,000, though it is expandable up to 70,000 for football and 80,000 for basketball. Buy Little Caesars Bowl Tickets now and be one of the enthusiastic fans at Ford Field.
Previous games included these line-ups:
2010: FIU 34 - Toledo 32
2009: Marshall 21 - Ohio 17
2008: Florida Atlantic 24 - Central Michigan 21
2007: Purdue 51 - Central Michigan 48
2006: Central Michigan 31 - Middle Tennessee 14
2005: Memphis 38 - Akron 31
2004: Connecticut 39 - Toledo 10
2003: Bowling Green 28 - Northwestern 24
2002: Boston College 51 - Toledo 25
2001: Toledo 23 - Cincinnati 16
Bowl Sponsors and Logos:
Little Caesars Pizza (2009 - present)
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