Indiana vs Duke Pick
Hoosiers vs Blue Devils Bowl Preview
Both of these teams failed to capitalize on great starts this year. Indiana was 4-0 before six consecutive losses forced them to win out the final two weeks of the season to clinch just their second bowl appearance since 1993, while Duke endured a four-game losing streak after building a 6-1 record.
Players to watch
Despite missing three games with injury this season, Indiana running back Jordan Howard still rushed for 1,213 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 6.2 yards per carry.
Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk threw for 2,462 yards and 15 touchdowns, and also led the Blue Devils with 648 rushing yards and six touchdowns.
Indiana is making its first bowl appearance since 2007 and has not won a bowl game since 1991.
The Hoosiers average 36.2 points per game and allow 37.1.
Duke is 3-8 all-time in bowl games, with its last win coming in the 1960 Cotton Bowl.
Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld has thrown for 3,184 yards and 24 touchdowns.
The Blue Devils held four opponents under 10 points this season, but allowed an average of 37.6 points in their five losses.
The teams have met three times, with Indiana winning in 1980 and 1983 while Duke won the last meeting in 1984.
Hoosiers defensive back Chase Dutra is not expected to play due to an ankle injury.
Indiana defensive back Jameel Cook Jr. is doubtful with a foot injury.
Howard is questionable with a knee injury.
Duke safety Jeremy Cash is likely out with a wrist injury.
Indiana is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana’s last 5 games
Duke is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Duke is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Duke’s last 6 games
Duke vs Indiana Prediction
Both teams dissapointed this year. They have had defensive problems that have left them barely blow eligible. The Blue Devils started fast but won only 2 of their last 8 games. The Hoosiers were hit or miss on defense. Over 35 or under 10. This time the Hoosiers are playing a team that can score. Sit back and watch two crappy defenses put on a show.