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Dollar General Bowl

Dollar General Bowl

Held annually in Mobile, Alabama, since 1999, the Dollar General Bowl was originally conceived as a vehicle for the Mid-American Conference (MAC)

In a clever bit of marketing work, the game was sponsored by General Motors Acceptance Corporation as the GMAC Bowl between 2000 and 2010. From there, sponsorship was transferred to GoDaddy.com (2011-2015), before shifting to discount store Dollar General.

Interestingly, despite being held at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile – home of the South Alabama Jaguars – the Dollar General Bowl involved representatives from the MAC and Conference USA through 2009. The only in-state team to play in either conference is the University of Alabama at Birmingham, which never managed to reach the game.

In fact, it took a scheduling snafu in 2010 to bring the Sun Belt Conference into the mix, as champion Troy lost a 44-41 overtime heartbreaker to Central Michigan. That game was a push with CMU favored by 3, but Troy also represented Alabama in 2016, finally getting the home state on the board with a 28-23 win over Ohio as 3.5-point favorites.

Owing to the parity across the MAC, Conference USA and the Sun Belt Conference over the years, bettors have only seen a single double-digit spread – when Miami of Ohio upset Louisville 49-28 as 13-point underdogs in 2003.

Underdogs were outright winners three times between 2009 and 2016, including Georgia Southern’s 58-27 romp over Bowling Green in 2015 against a 4.5-point number, and Arkansas State downing Ball State 23-20 while laying 6.5 points a year earlier.

This year’s Dollar General Bowl will see the Appalachian State Mountaineers take on the Toledo Rockets. The Mountaineers were an awful bet away from their home field during the regular season, going 1-5 ATS. The Rockets have covered the spread in six of their last eight games and all of their last seven wins have come by 10 points or more. Read our betting preview of the Dollar General Bowl here.

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DOLLAR GENERAL Bowl History
YearBowlTeamScoreTeamScoreSpreadATS WinnerSU Winner
1999Mobile Alabama BowlTCU28East Carolina14-5.5TCUTCU
2000Mobile Alabama BowlTCU21Southern Miss28+7S.MISSS.MISS
2001GMAC BowlMarshall64East Carolina61-2MARSHLMARSHL
2002GMAC BowlMarshall38Louisville15+2.5MARSHLMARSHL
2003GMAC BowlMiami (Ohio)49Louisville28+13MIA.OHMIA.OH
2004GMAC BowlMemphis35Bowling Green52-6BGREENBGREEN
2005GMAC BowlTexas El Paso13Toledo45-3TOLEDOTOLEDO
2006GMAC BowlOhio7Southern Miss28-6.5S.MISSS.MISS
2007GMAC BowlBowling Green7Tulsa63-5.5TULSATULSA
2008GMAC BowlBall State13Tulsa45-2.5TULSATULSA
2009GMAC BowlTroy41Central Michigan44-3PushCMICH
2010GoDaddy.com BowlMiddle Tennessee21Miami (Ohio)35+2MIA.OHMIA.OH
2011GoDaddy.com BowlArkansas State20Northern Illinois38EvN.ILLN.ILL
2012GoDaddy.com BowlArkansas State17Kent State13+2ARKSTARKST
2013GoDaddy.com BowlBall State20Arkansas State23+6.5ARKSTARKST
2014GoDaddy BowlToledo63Arkansas State44+3TOLEDOTOLEDO
2015GoDaddy BowlGeorgia Southern58Bowling Green27-4.5Ga.SouthernGa.Southern
2016Dollar General BowlOhio23Troy28-6OhioTroy
2017Dollar General BowlAppalachian State-Toledo-   

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