2008 International Bowl
Bowl Game
International Bowl logo.
1234 Total
Rutgers 14101414 52
Ball State 36714 30
DateJanuary 5, 2008
Season2007
StadiumRogers Centre
LocationToronto, Ontario
MVPRutgers RB Ray Rice
FavoriteRutgers by 10[1]
RefereeGil Gelbke
Attendance31,455
PayoutUS$750,000 per team[2]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN2
AnnouncersJohn Saunders (Play by Play)
Doug Flutie (Analyst)
Jesse Palmer (Analyst)
Stacey Dales (Sideline)
International TV coverage
NetworkRogers Sportsnet (Canada)
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The 2008 International Bowl was played on January 5, 2008, at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The game featured the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers University—who finished 5th in the Big East Conference—and the Cardinals of Ball State University—who finished co-champions of the Mid-American Conference's West Division. The game was the only NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision game from the 2007–2008 season to be played outside the United States. Rutgers won by a score of 52–30.

Overview

The game featured tie-ins from the Big East and Mid-American Conferences (MAC). Representing the Big East was Rutgers, who finished the 2007 regular season with an overall record of 7–5 (3–4 in the Big East). Representing the MAC was Ball State, who finished the 2007 regular season with an overall record of 7–5 (5–2 in the MAC).

Announcers for the American TV coverage on ESPN2, John Saunders (Toronto) and Jesse Palmer (Ottawa), and sideline reporter Stacey Dales (Collingwood) are all Canadians. Additionally, Doug Flutie played in the CFL.

References

  1. ^ Fox, David (2007-12-13). "Rivals.com Bowl Viewer's Guide". Rivals.com. Archived from the original on 15 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-17.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-03. Retrieved 2009-09-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)