It is Christmas in the 313 for Rutgers, which accepted a bid to play in the Quick Lane Bowl, sources told Scarlet Report.
“We really believe that if we bring the best possible matchup to Ford Field, whether it’s ticket sales or how the game plays on national television, that will be the best product,” said Quick Lane Bowl communications director Ben Manges. “That’s ultimately what we’re interested in is promoting the best product.”
Detroit got its wish in a matchup with plenty of storylines. Rutgers and North Carolina split a recent series, including a Scarlet Knight win during its magical 2006 season.
The Tar Heels finished 6-6 in the ACC this season.
Rutgers (7-5, 3-5) scheduled a press conference for 7 p.m. at the Hale Center regarding the bowl berth. Coach Kyle Flood and team captains address the media, and fourth straight bowl appearance.