2015 GoDaddy Bowl
17th GoDaddy Bowl
1234 Total
Georgia Southern 9142114 58
Bowling Green 131400 27
DateDecember 23, 2015
Season2015
StadiumLadd–Peebles Stadium
LocationMobile, Alabama
MVPGeorgia Southern QB Favian Upshaw[2]
FavoriteBowling Green by 7½[3][full citation needed]
RefereeScott Campbell (Mtn. West)[4]
Attendance28,656[4]
PayoutUS$TBD
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN/Nevada Sports Network
Announcers
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The 2015 GoDaddy Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game played on December 23, 2015, at Ladd–Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. The 17th edition of the GoDaddy Bowl featured the Bowling Green Falcons of the Mid-American Conference against the Georgia Southern Eagles of the Sun Belt Conference. Kickoff was at 7:00 p.m. CST and aired on ESPN. It was one of the 2015–16 bowl games that concludes the 2015 FBS football season. The game was sponsored by Internet domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy.[6]

Teams

The game's match up consisted of Bowling Green Falcons against the Georgia Southern Eagles.

Georgia Southern Eagles

See also: 2015 Georgia Southern Eagles football team

This was the first bowl game in school history for Georgia Southern, in their second season as a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision and the Sun Belt Conference and their first season of bowl eligibility.[7]

Bowling Green Falcons

See also: 2015 Bowling Green Falcons football team

Game summary

Scoring Summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP GS BGSU
1 8:52 9 78 4:34 GS L.A. Ramsby 1-yard touchdown run, Younghoe Koo kick good 7 0
1 7:38 6 75 1:23 BGSU Roger Lewis 45-yard touchdown reception from Matt Johnson, Tyler Tate kick blocked 7 6
1 7:38 GS Matt Dobson returns blocked PAT 98 yards for 2 point conversion. 9 6
1 0:33 7 75 1:42 BGSU Ronnie Moore 15-yard touchdown reception from Matt Johnson, Tyler Tate kick good 9 13
2 11:42 1 51 0:08 BGSU Gehrig Dieter 51-yard touchdown reception from Matt Johnson, Tyler Tate kick good 9 20
2 7:53 7 75 3:39 GS Wesley Fields 26-yard touchdown run, Younghoe Koo kick good 16 20
2 1:27 12 92 5:15 GS (({Runner))} 31-yard touchdown run, Younghoe Koo kick good 23 20
2 0:36 5 66 0:51 BGSU Travis Greene 5-yard touchdown run, Tyler Tate kick good 23 27
3 7:28 14 75 7:32 GS Favian Upshaw 3-yard touchdown run, Younghoe Koo kick good 30 27
3 2:55 1 80 0:11 GS Favian Upshaw 80-yard touchdown run, Younghoe Koo kick good 37 27
3 1:51 2 14 0:23 GS Matt Breida 1-yard touchdown run, Younghoe Koo kick good 44 27
4 14:55 2 10 0:48 GS Favian Upshaw 8-yard touchdown run, Younghoe Koo kick good 51 27
4 5:25 6 80 3:59 GS Favian Upshaw 42-yard touchdown run, Younghoe Koo kick good 58 27
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 58 27

Source: [4]

Statistics

Statistics GS BGSU
First downs 26 15
Plays–yards 76–534 63–362
Rushes–yards 68–452 29–116
Passing yards 82 246
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 4–8–0 15–34–0
Time of possession 40:39 19:21
Team Category Player Statistics
Georgia Southern Passing Kevin Ellison 3/5, 65 yds, 1 TD
Rushing Favian Upshaw 12 car, 199 yds, 4 TD
Receiving Montay Crockett 1 rec, 31 yds, 1 TD
Bowling Green Passing Matt Quinn Johnson 15/34, 246 yds, 3 TD
Rushing Travis Calton Greene 10 car, 79 yds, 1 TD
Receiving Ronnie Moore 5 rec, 83 yds, 1 TD

Officials

Officials[8]
Referee: Scott Campbell
Umpire: Michael Henderson
Head Linesman: Greg Downum
Line Judge: Steve Hoslett
Field Judge: Kirk Wisnewski
Side Judge: Rick Ockey
Back Judge: Robert Lewis
Center Judge: Darren Winkley
Replay: Bruce Bayne
Replay Communicator: Bill Jaques
Alternate: Steve Baron

References

  1. ^ "Bowling Green Athletics – Babers Named Head Coach At Syracuse". Bowling Green Falcons. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  2. ^ Brandt, David (December 24, 2015). "GEORGIA SOUTHERN WINS GODADDY BOWL". godaddybowl.com. Retrieved December 24, 2015.
  3. ^ Odds, Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2015
  4. ^ a b c "2015 GoDaddy Bowl: Georgia Southern vs. Bowling Green". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  5. ^ Volner, Derek (December 8, 2015). "College Football Playoff Highlights 2015-16 Bowl Schedule" (Press release). ESPN. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Game". GoDaddy Bowl – December 23, 2015 – Mobile, Alabama. Archived from the original on December 12, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  7. ^ Brown, Mike (December 22, 2015). "Following coaching change, Georgia Southern set for bowl game". The Telegraph. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  8. ^ "Scoring Summary (Final) - 2015 GoDaddy Bowl - Georgia Southern vs Bowling Green (Dec 23, 2015 at Mobile, Ala.)" (PDF).