PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Chas Dodd threw two touchdowns and Paul James ran for two as Rutgers finally nailed down its eighth bowl bid in nine years with a 31-6 victory over South Florida Saturday night.
The win snapped a three-game losing slide and sent the Scarlet Knights (6-6, 3-5 American Athletic Conference) to the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Dec. 28 for a game against Notre Dame (8-4). Rutgers coach Kyle Flood announced that the bowl bid was extended shortly after the game at High Point Solutions Stadium ended.
James ran for 113 yards, scoring on runs of 5 and 1 yards. Dodd threw for 179 yards, connecting on scoring passes of 12 yards to Andre Patton and 2 yards to Michael Burton.