2015 Pinstripe Bowl

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2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl
1234OT Total
Indiana 01714100 41
Duke 10710143 44
Date December 26, 2015
Season 2015
Stadium Yankee Stadium
Location Bronx, New York
MVP Thomas Sirk (QB–Duke)
Shaun Wilson (RB–Duke)
Favorite Indiana by 2[1]
Referee Chris Coyte (Pac-12)
Attendance 37,218
Payout US$2,000,000 [2]
United States TV coverage
Network ABC/ESPN Radio
Announcers Rece Davis, Danny Kanell, Joey Galloway, & Paul Carcaterra (ESPN)
Kevin Winter, Greg Buttle, & CJ Papa (ESPN Radio)
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The 2015 Pinstripe Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game played on December 26, 2015 at Yankee Stadium in the New York City borough of the Bronx. The sixth edition of the Pinstripe Bowl featured the Duke Blue Devils of the Atlantic Coast Conference against the Indiana Hoosiers of the Big Ten Conference. It began at 3:30 p.m. EST and aired on ABC. It was one of the 2015–16 bowl games that concluded the 2015 FBS football season. Sponsored by the New Era Cap Company, the game was officially known as the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.[3] This bowl marks Duke's first bowl victory in 54 years. Although Duke had a streak of 4 in bowl games, they had never won a bowl game until this one.

Teams[edit]

The game featured the Duke Blue Devils against the Indiana Hoosiers.

Duke Blue Devils[edit]

After finishing their regular season 7–5, bowl director Mark Holtzman extended an invitation for the Blue Devils to play in the game, which they accepted.[4]

This was the Blue Devils' twelfth bowl game (they were previously 3–8 in bowl games) and their fourth consecutive bowl game (their longest-and only-bowl streak in school history), where they sought their first bowl victory in 54 years (their last bowl win was when they beat Arkansas in the 1961 Cotton Bowl Classic by a score of 7–6). It was also the Blue Devils' second bowl game against an opponent from the Big Ten; their first was the 1995 Hall of Fame Bowl, where they lost to Wisconsin by a score of 34–20.

Indiana Hoosiers[edit]

After finishing their season 6–6, Holtzman extended an invitation for the Hoosiers to play in the game, which they accepted as well.[5]

This was the Hoosiers' tenth bowl game (they were 3–6 in bowl games previously) and their first since the 2007 Insight Bowl, where they lost to Oklahoma State by a score of 49–33. The Hoosiers sought their first bowl victory since the 1991 Copper Bowl (where they shut out Baylor 24–0).

Game summary[edit]

Scoring summary[edit]

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP IND DU
1 9:48 13 45 4:15 DU 52-yard field goal by Ross Martin 0 3
1 1:16 1 85 0:14 DU Shaun Wilson 85-yard touchdown run, Ross Martin kick good 0 10
2 6:56 10 78 3:25 IND Luke Timian 27-yard touchdown reception from Nate Sudfeld, Griffin Oakes kick good 7 10
2 1:25 6 53 2:00 IND Devine Redding 17-yard touchdown run, Griffin Oakes kick good 14 10
2 1:00 2 73 0:25 DU Thomas Sirk 73-yard touchdown run, Ross Martin kick good 14 17
2 0:03 7 49 0:57 IND 45-yard field goal by Griffin Oakes 17 17
3 11:00 10 59 4:00 DU 34-yard field goal by Ross Martin 17 20
3 7:11 8 59 3:49 IND Nick Westbrook 3-yard touchdown reception from Nate Sudfeld, Griffin Oakes kick good 24 20
3 5:25 3 19 0:54 DU Braxton Deaver 10-yard touchdown reception from Thomas Sirk, Ross Martin kick good 24 27
3 1:20 6 65 1:52 IND Alex Rodriguez 10-yard touchdown run, Griffin Oakes kick good 31 27
4 11:12 7 43 1:42 IND 27-yard field goal by Griffin Oakes 34 27
4 10:55 DU Shaun Wilson kickoff return for 98 yards, Ross Martin kick good 34 34
4 4:03 5 82 2:04 IND Mitchell Paige 25-yard touchdown reception from Nate Sudfeld, Griffin Oakes kick good 41 34
4 0:41 13 78 3:22 DU Thomas Sirk 5-yard touchdown run, Ross Martin kick good 41 41
OT 4 7 DU 36-yard field goal by Ross Martin 41 44
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 41 44

Statistics[edit]

Statistics IND DUKE
First downs 33 23
Plays–yards 99–667 86–536
Rushes–yards 47–281 46–382
Passing yards 389 163
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 28–51–2 17–40–3
Time of possession 31:27 28:33

References[edit]

  1. ^ Odds, Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2015
  2. ^ "College Bowl Game Payouts". Statistic Brain Research Institute. November 25, 2015. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  3. ^ "Duke, Indiana To Play in New Era Pinstripe Bowl". Pinstripe Bowl. December 6, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "Duke Bound for New Era Pinstripe Bowl". GoDuke.com. Duke University. December 6, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  5. ^ "Indiana Accepts Bid to Play In New Era Pinstripe Bowl". IUHoosiers.com. Indiana University. December 6, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.