2004 GMAC Bowl
The 2004 GMAC Bowl was an American college football bowl game. It was part of the 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season, and was the 7th edition. It was played in December 2004, and featured the Memphis Tigers, and the Bowling Green Falcons.
|2004 GMAC Bowl|
|Date||December 22, 2004|
|MVP||Bowling Green QB Omar Jacobs|
|Referee||Jim Lapetina (Big Ten)|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Mark Jones (Play-by-Play)|
Bob Davie (Analyst)
Holly Rowe (Sidelines)
Before the game, heavy rains soaked the field and continued through almost the whole game. Running back PJ Pope scored on a 1-yard touchdown run, to give Bowling Green an early 7–0 lead. Quarterback Omar Jacobs threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Charles Sharon, stretching the lead out to 14–0. Memphis's quarterback Danny Wimprine threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to John Doucette to cut the lead to 14–7. Omar Jacobs again hooked up with Charlie Sharon, this time on a 36-yard touchdown pass to gain a 21–7 lead after the 1st quarter.
In the second quarter, Danny Wimprine found wide receiver Chris Kelly for a 61-yard touchdown pass, to get within 21–14. Omar Jacobs found Steve Sanders for a 31-yard touchdown pass to extend the lead to 28–14. Danny Wimprine found Maurice Avery for a 38-yard touchdown pass, and the lead was 28–21. DeAngelo Williams later scored on a 31-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 28.
Before halftime, Omar Jacobs found Steve Sanders again, this time for a 17-yard touchdown pass to regain the lead at 35–28. In the third quarter, he threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to PJ Pope, to extend the lead to 42–28. A Shaun Suisham field goal increased the lead to 45–28. A PJ Pope touchdown run in the fourth quarter increased the lead to 52–28. John Doucette scored on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Danny Wimprine, to make the final score 52–35.