Syracuse to play K-State in Pinstripe Bowl

Syracuse University formally accepted a Bowl Bid to the inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 30 at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN, the school announced. The game is hosted at Yankee Stadium, in New York.

Syracuse will play Kansas State, who went 7-5 this season. The last time Syracuse went to a bowl game was in 2004, when the Orange lost to Georgia Tech, 51-14, in Paul Pasqualoni’s final game as head coach. Syracuse qualified for a bowl game after going 7-5 (4-3 Big East).

The two teams have a history with one another in bowl games. In 1997, the Wildcats defeated the then-Orangemen in the Fiesta Bowl. Syracuse got its revenge against Kansas State in the 2001 Insight Bowl, which was also the last time Syracuse has won a bowl game.

The game will be played right by where current SU head coach Doug Marrone grew up in the Bronx.

“When the announcement was made that a bowl game was going to be played in Yankee Stadium for the first time, my thought was that if we were not going to play in a BCS game, then how great would it be to play in the first college bowl game in Yankee Stadium in my first head coaching job,” Marrone said in a statement.

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