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LANE | Indiana Falls Just Short in Pinstripe Bowl

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- As they have done throughout much of this season, Indiana went down to the wire and beyond before falling to Duke 44-41 in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in New York.  A Griffin Oakes field goal attempt from 38-yards out to force a second overtime was much higher than the highest point of the right goal-post and was deemed just wide, giving Duke its first bowl victory since 1961.

The Hoosiers appeared to be in good shape to get their first bowl win since 1991 when Nate Sudfeld hit a wide open Mitchell Paige for a 25 yard touchdown and a 41-34 IU lead with 4:03 remaining.  But Duke answered to tie the back-and-forth affair with a five-yard TD run by quarterback Thomas Sirk with :41 seconds left, tying the game at 41.  Oakes was wide left from 56 yards out at the end of regulation.

Sudfeld completed 28-of-51 passes for 389 yards with three TD's and two interceptions in his career finale.  Devine Redding amassed 227 yards rushing and a touchdown on 35 carries.

Indiana outgained the Blue Devils 667 yards to 536 but were hurt by big plays.  

Shaun Wilson had an 85-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to put Duke up 10-0.  He also tied the game at 34 early in the fourth quarter with a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.  And Sirk dashed 73 yards for a score in the second quarter on a quarterback draw.  

Duke finished the season with an 8-5 mark.  IU finishes the year at 6-7.

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