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December 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm EST

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This will be the sixth annual Quick Lane Bowl. Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center has been the title sponsor of the annual college football bowl game at Ford Field since its 2014 inaugural game.

The fifth annual Quick Lane Bowl was played on December 26, 2018, between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Minnesota Golden Gophers. Minnesota returned to Detroit for the second time in four seasons after winning the Quick Lane Bowl in 2015 against Central Michigan. Led by second year head coach P.J. Fleck, the Gophers were coming off a 6-6 regular season record finishing 3-6 in the Big Ten. Georgia Tech entered the game with a record of 7-5 (5-3 in the ACC) and finished the season winning six of their last eight games after starting 1-4. For the Yellow Jackets, this was a farewell game for one of college football’s most prolific head coaches, Paul Johnson, as he coached his final career game before retirement. Minnesota held on in the final minutes to claim a 34-10 victory over Georgia Tech.

The University of Pittsburgh and Eastern Michigan will play in the 2019 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field on Thursday, December 26, at 8 PM EST. The game will air nationally on ESPN.
The Pitt Panthers enter the bowl season with a 7-5 overall record and will advance to the postseason for the fourth time in five years under Head Coach Pat Narduzzi. The Panthers feature one of the country’s top defenses. Pitt ranks 11th nationally in total defense, surrendering 302.5 yards per game. The Panthers also boast a pass rush that has produced 49 sacks, the third most in college football this season. Among Pitt’s victories this season was a 35-34 win over UCF that halted the Knights’ 27-game non-bowl winning streak.
Pitt’s history includes 92 first team All-Americans, 24 College Football Hall of Famers, eight Pro Football Hall of Famers and nine national titles. The Panthers, who played their inaugural season in 1890, have 731 all-time victories, ranking them among the 25 winningest college programs of all time.
This is the first time in school history that Eastern Michigan (6-6) will play in back-to-back bowl games. Led by Head Coach Chris Creighton, the Eagle’s passing offense ranks second in school-history with 3,370 yards passing and has tied the program-record with 25 touchdown passes. Overall, the offense has tallied 4,883 total yards (fifth all-time at EMU) and 349 points (fourth all-time at EMU). Eastern is the only MAC team to boast a victory over a Power 5 Conference opponent in 2019. The Eagles walked off Illinois with a 24-yard field goal as time expired. This is the third consecutive season that Eastern knocked off a Big Ten opponent (2017 – Rutgers, 2018 – Purdue).
Eastern ranks among the nation’s best in both fewest penalties and fewest penalty yards per game. Their 56 total penalties rank 11th-nationally, while their 40.92 penalty yards per game is 13th-best in the country.
About Quick Lane
Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center offers extraordinary service for routine vehicle maintenance including tire repair and replacement with a Low Tire Price Guarantee and a full menu of automotive services that include oil and filter changes, brakes, alignments, batteries, shocks and struts on all vehicle makes and models. Service is performed by certified technicians at more than 800 locations worldwide while you wait, and no appointment is necessary.
About Detroit Lions
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 2016, when they finished with an 9-7 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.

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December 26, 2019
8:00 pm
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Ford Field – Home of the Detroit Lions
2000 Brush St
Detroit, MI 48226 United States

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