NEW YORK -- 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 on 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 above 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.
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Shaun Wilson had 282 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns for the Blue Devils (8-5), 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.
Sirk was 17 of 37 for 163 yards and a touchdown. He also had 155 yards on the ground, including a 73-yard score in the first half.
Indiana's Nate Sudfeld was 28 of 51 for 389 yards and three touchdowns. Devine Redding filled in for the injured Jordan Howard (knee) and rushed for 227 yards on 35 carries, but it was not enough for the Hoosiers (6-7), who have not won a bowl since the 1991 Copper Bowl.
Duke led 10-0 in the first quarter of what quickly became a back-and-forth game.
Indiana took a 24-20 lead midway through the third when Nick Westbrook caught a 3-yard touchdown pass. But three plays after the Hoosiers' Mitchell Paige fumbled at his 19-yard line on a punt return, Sirk connected with Braxton Deaver for a 10-yard touchdown, giving the Blue Devils a 27-24 lead.
Just over four minutes later, Alex Rodriguez -- the Indiana running back, not the Yankees slugger -- put the Hoosiers up 31-27 with a 10-yard touchdown run. The lead grew to 34-27 when Oakes kicked a 27-yard field goal with 11:12 left, but Wilson returned the ensuing kickoff to tie the game.
Indiana took a 41-34 lead with 4:03 remaining when Sudfeld found Paige wide open in the back of the end zone on second-and-15 for a 25-yard TD.