Indiana to face Duke in Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 26

Published Dec. 6, 2015 6:39 p.m. ET

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.

The matchup:

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.