(DETROIT, MI) – Boston College and the University of Maryland will play in the 2016 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field on Monday, December 26 at 2:30pm. The game will air nationally on ESPN.
The Boston College Eagles compiled a 6-6 regular-season record in 2016 and earned bowl eligibility for the third time in four years under head coach Steve Addazio. For the second time in school history, BC brought American football to Ireland, kicking off the season against Georgia Tech in Dublin for the Aer Lingus College Football Classic. The Eagles could not come home with a win, however, falling 17-14 in graduate quarterback Patrick Towles’ debut in the Maroon and Gold.
They rebounded with a win at Massachusetts and, after a loss at Virginia Tech, went 2-2 in the friendly confines of Alumni Stadium. BC picked up its first Atlantic Coast Conference victory in a road victory at NC State, defeating the Wolfpack, 21-14.
BC dropped two in a row to ranked foes Louisville and Florida State before ending the season with a shutout 30-0 victory over Connecticut, to close out the home slate, and a 17-14 win at Wake Forest to be become bowl-eligible.
Maryland, led by first-year head coach DJ Durkin, will be making its third bowl appearance in the last four years and its 27th all-time.
The Terps have won five of their last eight bowl games.
Maryland concluded the regular season with a 6-6 record, including a 4-2 mark at home. The Terps started the year 4-0 and won five of their first seven games. After falling in three straight games to nationally-ranked teams, including a pair of matchups against Top 5 squads, Maryland defeated Rutgers, 31-13, in its season finale to garner bowl eligibility.
This will be the third year of a multiyear agreement for Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center as the title sponsor of an annual college football bowl game at Ford Field. Quick Lane recently renewed their title sponsorship of the Quick Lane Bowl with the Detroit Lions. The renewal guarantees Quick Lane naming rights of the bowl through 2019.
Tickets are available online, by phone at (877) 212-8898, and in-person at the Ford Field Ticket Office Monday through Friday between 10:00am and 6:00pm. Fans can follow the official twitter account of the Quick Lane Bowl @quicklanebowl for the most current game information.