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2003 GMAC Bowl

2003 GMAC Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Miami 21 14 0 14 49
Louisville 0 21 7 0 28
Date December 18, 2003
Season 2003
Stadium Ladd Peebles Stadium
Location Mobile, Alabama
MVP Miami(OH) QB Ben Roethlisberger
Referee Cooper Castleberry (Big XII)
Attendance 40,620
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
 < 2002  2004

The 2003 GMAC Bowl was an American college football bowl game. It was part of the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season, and was the 6th edition. The game took place in December 2003, and featured the Louisville Cardinals, and the Miami RedHawks.

Miami started the scoring with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger throwing a 28-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Michael Larkin to post an early 7-0 lead. Later in the quarter, running back Cal Murray scored on a two-yard touchdown run to give the Redhawks a 14-0 lead. Ben Roethlisberger threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Martin Nance to give Miami a 21-0 first quarter lead.

Early in the second quarter, Lionel Gates scored a rushing touchdown for Louisville to make it 21-7. Ben Roethlisberger threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Matt Brandt, and the lead was 28-7. Roethlisberger threw another touchdown pass to Michael Larkin, to give Miami a 35-7 lead. Louisville running back Michael Bush threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver JR Russell to make it 35-14. Before halftime, quarterback Stefan LeFors threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Russell, and the halftime score was Miami 35, Louisville 21.

Stefan Lefors threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Russell in the third quarter, to make the score 35-28 Miami, but Louisville would get no closer. Mike Smith scored on a 3-yard touchdown run, and Matt Pusateri returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown to make the final score 49-28.

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