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 , 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.