Indiana's drought without a bowl win will extend at least one more year
The Indiana Hoosiers have had their best season in a long time.
But the Hoosiers weren’t able to cap their season with a bowl victory, again.
The Hoosiers quest to end their 30-year bowl drought fell short after dropping Saturday’s Outback Bowl to Mississippi, 26-20.
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After falling down by 10 points at the half, Indiana quarterback Jack Tuttle wasn’t able to keep up with Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral’s explosive passing style. Twice the Hoosiers were backed up to near their own goal line, and were fortunate to keep Ole Miss to just a field goal.
The heralded Indiana defense did keep Corral out of his rhythm, and missed a couple of opportunities to make big-play interceptions in the first half.
Indiana’s last four bowl games have been lost by a grand total of 12 points.
The 2015 Pinstripe Bowl was a 44-41 loss to Duke, and the following year in the 2016 Foster Farms Bowl they fell to Utah, 26-24. Last year’s Gator Bowl was a loss to Tennessee, 23-22, and finally this year’s Outback Bowl loss to Ole Miss takes the margin of loss total to 12 points.