Indiana heading East for first bowl in eight years
If you heard that Duke and Indiana were facing off, you would probably assume it was a headliner basketball matchup. In fact, it was last week in the B1G/ACC challenge.
But this time, it’ll be the football programs squaring off.
Indiana and Duke will battle in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Dec. 26 at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC. It’ll mark the first time in eight years that the Hoosiers will play in a bowl.
They’ll look to earn their first bowl victory since 1991.
To do so, Indiana might want to take a page out of Northwestern’s playbook. The Wildcats stymied Duke in Durham and pulled out a non-conference win.
The Hoosiers would get a major lift if Jordan Howard is able to return from a knee injury that sidelined him the last couple weeks of the season.
Indiana did clinch bowl eligibility without Howard thanks to back-to-back B1G Offensive Player of the Week performances from Nate Sudfeld. He’ll have to face off against All-American safety Jeremy Cash.
Indiana was one of 10 B1G teams to clinch a bowl berth.