PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Sophomore linebacker Quentin Gause is eager to get the Pinstripe Bowl underway. A native New Yorker, Gause will have family out in support and a familiar face on the Notre Dame sidelines.
and Jarron Jones
are two of the biggest names to come out of Rochester, N.Y., in recent years and they will face each other in two weeks in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.
Gause with Rutgers and Jones with Notre Dame, the Pinstripe Bowl will have a strong Rochester feel.
Gause played only on special teams in his last bowl game, and expects a key two-deep role against the Fighting Irish at Yankee Stadium. Gause spoke in-depth with ScarletReport.com about how his bowl practices last year put him in position to have a successful sophomore season.
With Jamal Merrell graduating, this year's bowl practices represent Gause's chance to get a head start on winning the starting job.