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Rutgers takes Texas A&M spot in Taxslayer Gator Bowl



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are headed to Jacksonville! The Scarlet Knights have accepted an invitation from the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Board of Trustees to play in the 77thTaxSlayer Gator Bowl as the replacement for Texas A&M.

“Our team is very grateful to the NCAA Oversight Committee for providing a team to fill the slot in this year’s TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. We want to extend special thanks to our partners and the Northeast Florida community for their tremendous support over the past 24 hours.” said TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Chairman John Duce. “The TaxSlayer Gator Bowl team is ready to welcome Rutgers student-athletes, coaching staff and fans to sunny Florida.”

The 77th Annual TaxSlayer Gator Bowl will be played on Friday, Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. on Bill Gay Grounds at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., and will be nationally televised on ESPN.

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Texas A&M had to drop out due to Covid. COVID outbreak forces Texas A&M to pull out of Dec. 31 Gator Bowl. Officials said they're working to find a replacement team in the next day or two.

Facebook pager of Texas A&M: Due to a combination of COVID-19 issues within the program, as well as season-ending injuries, the Texas A&M football roster is not in a position to safely participate in the upcoming Dec. 31 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl against Wake Forest.

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