In 2013, the Bowling Green football team won the MAC championship and earned a trip to the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. The team, led by head coach Dave Clawson, finished the regular season with a record of 10-3, including a 7-1 mark in conference play.
In the MAC championship game, Bowling Green faced off against Northern Illinois and emerged with a 47-27 victory to secure the conference title. The win marked the team’s first MAC championship since 1992.
With the conference championship in hand, Bowling Green earned a bid to the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, where they faced off against the Pittsburgh Panthers. The Falcons put on a dominant performance, cruising to a 30-27 victory to cap off a successful season.
The 2013 MAC championship and Little Caesars Pizza Bowl victory marked a high point for the Bowling Green football program, and helped establish the team as a force to be reckoned with in the conference.