THE BRONX - Rutgers University made its second Pinstripe Bowl appearance today at Yankee Stadium in a losing effort against Notre Dame.

The Fighting Irish won 29-16 behind a strong game from quarterback Tommy Rees and five field goals from Kyle Brindza.

Rutgers quarterback Chas Dodd threw for 156 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions.

Both teams underachieved this year with the Scarlett Knights posting a 6-7 record and the Fighting Irish posting a 9-4 record, one year removed from reaching the national championship game.