Duke wins Pinstripe Bowl in overtime

Thomas Sirk
Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk, right, runs the ball for a touchdown during the first half of the Pinstripe Bowl NCAA college football game against Indiana at Yankee Stadium in New York, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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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