Last Updated Jun 08, 2022, 3:48 PM


The Quick Lane Bowl bowl began in 2014, taking the place of the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The Little Caesars Bowl began as the Motor City Bowl in 1997 at the Pontiac Silverdome and eventually moved to Ford Field in downtown Detroit in 2002 and pitted schools from the Mid-American Conference (MAC) against a team either from the Big Ten or the Sun Belt Conference. 

The Little Caesars Pizza Bowl eventually went away as the Quick Lane Bowl took its place in 2014 with teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Big Ten squaring off. 

Underdogs have done well in Detroit over the years, posting a 10-3 ATS record the last 13 seasons. Eastern Michigan grabbed the cover in 2019 as hefty 13-point 'dogs in a 34-30 defeat to Pittsburgh as MAC schools have lost in nine of the past 10 opportunities.

The 2020 installment of the Quick Lane Bowl was wiped out due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, but the game returned on Dec. 27, 2021 with Western Michigan of the MAC facing Nevada of the Mountain West Conference. The Broncos posted a bowl-record 52 points with 514 total yards of offense, and the Wolf Pack had no answers. NFL prospect QB Carson Strongelected to opt out to prepare for the 2022 NFL Draft, and the offense was hamstrung as a result.

YearMatchupSpread, TotalsATS Result
2019Pittsburgh 34 Eastern Michigan 30Pittsburgh -13, 51Underdog, Over
2018Minnesota 34 Georgia Tech 10Georgia Tech -6, 57Underdog, Under
2017Duke 36 Northern Illinois 14Duke -5.5, 48Favorite, Over
2016Boston College 36 Maryland 30Maryland -1, 44Underdog, Over
2015Minnesota 21 Central Michigan 14Minnesota -6, 49Favorite, Under
2014Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21North Carolina -3.5, 72Underdog, Under
2013Pittsburgh 30 Bowling Green 27Bowling Green -6.5, 49.5Underdog, Over
2012Central Michigan 24 Western Kentucky 21Western Kentucky -6.5, 55.5Underdog, Under
2011Purdue 37 Western Michigan 32Purdue -1.5, 62.5Favorite, Over
2010FIU 34 Toledo 32FIU -2.5, 59Underdog, Over
2009Marshall 21 Ohio 17Ohio -3, 49Underdog, Under
2008FAU 24 Central Michigan 21Central Michigan -7, 68.5Underdog, Under
2007Purdue 51 Central Michigan 48Purdue -8, 71Underdog, Over
2006Central Michigan 31 Middle Tennessee 14Central Michigan -9, 51Favorite, Under
2005Memphis 38 Akron 31Memphis -4, 51.5Favorite, Over
2004Connecticut 39 Toledo 10Toledo -3, 68Underdog, Under
2003Bowling Green 28 Northwestern 24Bowling Green -7.5, 55Underdog, Under
2002Boston College 51 Toledo 10Boston College -4, 58.5Favorite, Over
2001Toledo 23 Cincinnati 16Toledo -5, 60Favorite, Under
2000Marshall 25 Cincinnati 14Cincinnati -3.5, 52Underdog, Under
1999Marshall 21 BYU 3Marshall -2, 55.5Favorite, Under
1998Marshall 48 Louisville 29Louisville -3.5, 69.5Underdog, Over
1997Mississippi 34 Marshall 31Mississippi -1, 53.5Favorite, Over