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Dearborn, Mich., December 5, 2016 – Boston College and University of Maryland will play in the 2016 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field on Monday, December 26 at 2:30 PM. The game will air nationally on ESPN.
Tickets are available at quicklanebowl.com, by phone at (877) 212-8898 and in-person at the Ford Field Ticket Office Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Fans can follow the official twitter account of the Quick Lane Bowl @quicklanebowl for the most current game information.
A press conference with both head coaches and athletic directors will be held Wednesday, December 7 at approximately 10:30 AM at the Detroit Lions Headquarters and Training Facility in Allen Park.
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, 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 on 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.
The Detroit Lions are the only NFL team to own, host and operate a college football bowl game. The team’s entertainment division, DLI Entertainment, has promoted multiple large-scale shows and events at Ford Field including eight consecutive sold-out Kenny Chesney concerts, Taylor Swift, the 2003 Basketbowl, 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Regionals, 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four and the 2010 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Frozen Four.
About The Quick Lane Bowl
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For additional questions or concerns contact Ellen Trudell, Detroit Lions Corporate Communications Manager, Ellen.Trudell@lions.nfl.net.
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The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL), and play their home games at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit. The team located to Detroit in 1934 and is the National Football League's fifth oldest franchise. The Detroit Lions most recently made the NFL playoffs in 2014, when they finished with an 11-5 record. In addition to professional football, the Detroit Lions have a visible and active community relations role in the Detroit area. With a focus on health and wellness and community revitalization, the Lions have contributed $7.2 million through philanthropic efforts since 1991. For more information, please visit http://www.detroitlions.com.