Indiana to face Duke in Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 26
Indiana’s long bowl drought is over. The Hoosiers will play Duke in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Dec. 26.
The Hoosiers (6-6), who are in their first bowl since 2007, had been tied with Colorado for most years without a postseason appearance. Duke (7-5) is in a bowl for the fourth straight year.
The teams will be meeting for the first time since the 1984 season opener, a 31-24 Duke victory. The Hoosiers and Blue Devils had one common opponent this season, with both beating Wake Forest.
Duke (7-5, ACC) vs. Indiana (6-6, Big Ten), Dec. 26, 3:30 p.m. ET.
LOCATION: Yankee Stadium, New York
Duke: Safety Jeremy Cash, ACC defensive player of the year and team leader with 101 tackles; QB Thomas Sirk, who has thrown for 2,462 yards and 15 touchdowns and rushed for a team-leading 648 yards.
Indiana: QB Nate Sudfeld is throwing for 290 yards a game and has a total of 24 touchdowns against five interceptions; RB Jordan Howard is the second-leading Big Ten rusher (135 ypg).
Duke: Sirk is one of four Power Five conference QBs to lead his team in both passing and rushing yards.
Indiana: The Hoosiers won back-to-back Big Ten road games to reach six wins for the first time since 2007.
Duke won 31-24 on Sept. 8, 1984, for its only win in three meetings.
Duke: Blue Devils, 3-8 in 11 previous bowls, are playing in their fourth straight. They lost 36-31 to Arizona State in the 2014 Sun Bowl.
Indiana: Hoosiers are 3-6 in bowls and their last appearance was a 49-33 loss to Oklahoma State in the 2007 Insight Bowl.