|2001 Motor City Bowl|
|Date||December 29, 2001|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Pam Ward (Play by Play) |
Dean Blevins (Analyst)
Alex Flanagan (Sideline)
The 2001 Motor City Bowl was a National Collegiate Athletic Association bowl game in which the Toledo Rockets of the MAC defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats of the Conference USA 23-16. It was played on December 29, 2001 at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan.
The Bearcats were C-USA runners-up fresh off the wins from five of their last six games, which included Syracuse and #20 Southern Mississippi. Toledo was the Mid-American Conference Champ defeating Marshall 41-36 in the 2006 MAC Championship Game.
This game marked the first time the Bearcats and Rockets appeared in the Motor City Bowl.
|UT- France 28 yard FG, 9:24||UT 3-0|
|UC- Ruffin 29 yard FG, 9:05||Tie 3-3|
|UC- Walker 28 yard pass from Guidugli (Ruffin kick), 2:43||UC 10-3|
|UC- Ruffin 46 yard FG, 0:00||UC 13-3|
|UT- France 42 yard FG, 11:33||UC 13-6|
|UT- Bolden 28 yard TD run (France kick), 1:44||Tie 13-13|
|UT- France 30 yard FG, 9:42||UT 16-13|
|UC-Ruffin 25 yard FG, 6:26||Tie 16-16|
|UT- Taylor 24 yard TD run (France kick), 3:23||UT 23-16|
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