American Football Database
2008 International Bowl
Bowl Game
File:International bowl 150.jpg
International Bowl logo.
1 2 3 4 Total
Rutgers University 14 10 14 14 52
Ball State University 3 6 7 14 30
Date January 5, 2008
Season 2007
Stadium Rogers Centre
Location Toronto, Ontario
MVP Rutgers RB Ray Rice
Favorite Rutgers by 10[1]
Referee Gil Gelbke
Attendance 31,455
Payout US$750,000 per team[2]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN2
Announcers: John Saunders, Jesse Palmer, Doug Flutie
International TV coverage
Network Rogers Sportsnet (Canada)
International Bowl
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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 of the United States. Rutgers won by a score of 52–30.


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.

See also

  • 2007 Ball State Cardinals football team