- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Terrapins are going bowling in the Motor City.

Maryland will face Boston College in the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 26.

“We are excited to be selected to play in the Quick Lane Bowl,” Maryland coach D.J. Durkin said in a statement. “Returning to the postseason is a big step in the upward trend of our program. I’m thrilled that our student-athletes, especially our seniors, will have the chance to play at Ford Field in Detroit and experience all of the special events that come with bowl week.

It will be the third bowl appearance in four years and 27th all-time for Maryland. The bowl will be the 12th meeting between the schools who were both part of the ACC from 2005 to 2014. Boston College leads the series 8-3 and has won the last three meetings. The two teams haven’t played since Maryland left the ACC for the Big Ten in 2014. Boston College won the previous meeting 29-26 on Nov. 23, 2013 in College Park.

The Terrapins (6-6) became bowl eligible on Nov. 26 by capturing their sixth victory of the season with a 31-13 win at home over Rutgers. That win snapped a four-game losing streak for Maryland. The Terps were 4-0 to start the season and won five of their first seven games. 

Maryland averages 25.4 points per game, but its opponents are scoring 29.0 points per game. Boston College (6-6) scores 19.1 points per game, but surrenders 19.1 points per game.

Ty Johnson leads the Terrapins in rushing with 845 yards, 4 touchdowns in 95 attempts. Quarterback Perry Hills has thrown for 1,235 yards and 10 touchdowns. Teldrick Morgan has 40 catches for 407 yards and 3 touchdowns.

For Boston College, running back Jon Hillman has 155 rushes for 463 yards and 5 touchdowns. Quarterback Patrick Towles has thrown for 1,579 yards and 10 touchdowns. Receiver Michael Walker has 30 catches for 357 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Boston College is eighth in the nation in total defense, allowing 310.6 yards per game. Defensive lineman Harold Landry has 15 sacks and seven forced fumbles.

The game will be broadcast on ESPN and on radio at 950 AM.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.


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