May 2, 2018

DETROIT – The Detroit Lions announced today that the 2018 Quick Lane Bowl will be played on Wednesday, December 26 at 5:15 PM ET and will be televised on ESPN. Visit for presale ticket information.

This will be the fifth 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 Duke Blue Devils, led by longtime college football coach David Cutcliffe, defeated the Rod Carey led Northern Illinois Huskies 36-14 to win the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl. Though the game was tied 14-14 with minutes left in the first half, the Blue Devils ultimately dominated, heading into halftime with a 26-14 lead and running with it. Duke’s QB Daniel Jones ended the game with 252 yards passing, 86 yards rushing, two passing touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and the MVP title.

The Quick Lane Bowl traditionally features teams from the Big Ten and ACC. At the end of the college football season, officials from both conferences meet with bowl officials to determine the best possible matchup and choose their team representatives.

The Detroit Lions entertainment division, DLI Entertainment, has promoted multiple large-scale shows and events at Ford Field since 2002 and has been home of the MAC Football Championship since 2004. Notably, DLI has hosted nine Kenny Chesney shows with another coming this summer. Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé & Jay –Z and Luke Bryan will also bring their international tours to Ford Field in 2018.


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. For more information, please visit

About Quick Lane

Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center offers routine vehicle maintenance such as oil and filter changes, light repair services including brake repair, and tire replacements on all vehicle makes and models. With its more than 800 locations, customers can visit to find a center that is closest to them, print savings coupons and review maintenance tips to keep their vehicles running at peak efficiency. This site includes information on how to spot tire wear, how to jump-start a battery and even a series of tips to improve a vehicle’s fuel economy.  Quick Lane® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 186,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit