Indiana falls to Duke in Pinstripe Bowl 44-41 in Overtime


NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 26: DeVon Edwards #27 of the Duke Blue Devils celebrates as Griffin Oakes #92 of the Indiana Hoosiers reacts to missing a field goal in overtime during the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 26, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Duke defeated Indiana 44-41 in overtime. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Ross Martin kicked a 36-yard field goal in overtime, and Duke won a bowl game for the first time in 54 years with a 44-41 victory over Indiana Saturday in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

After Martin made his kick on the first possession of the extra period, the Hoosiers’ Griffin Oakes missed a 38-yard attempt to hand the Blue Devils their first bowl victory since the 1961 Cotton Bowl.

Oakes’ try sailed over the right upright and was ruled wide. Oakes protested that it was good, but the kick could not be reviewed, and Duke’s players poured onto the field to celebrate.

Shaun Wilson had 282 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns for the Blue Devils, including a 98-yard kickoff return. Quarterback Thomas Sirk accounted for 318 yards and three touchdowns before getting hurt in overtime. His 5-yard TD run tied the score with 41 seconds left.

Oakes then missed a 55-yard potential game-winning attempt at the end of regulation.

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