No. 7 Indiana (6-1, Big Ten) vs. Mississippi (4-5), Jan. 2, 12:30 p.m. ET
LOCATION: Tampa, Florida
Indiana: WR Ty Fryfogle, 34 catches for 687 yards and seven TDs
Mississippi: QB Matt Corral, 2,995 yards passing and 469 rushing
Indiana: The Hoosiers were left out of the New Year’s Six games, but they’ll have a chance to face a Southeastern Conference team in a Florida bowl. Indiana lost quarterback Michael Penix Jr. to a late-season injury, but Jack Tuttle led the Hoosiers to a win over Wisconsin. Indiana’s lone loss was by seven at playoff-bound Ohio State.
Mississippi: The Rebels are without WR Elijah Moore, who decided to begin preparing for the NFL Draft. It hasn’t been a great season for Ole Miss under new coach Lane Kiffin, but the Rebels did put up 48 points against Alabama in an October loss.
This will be the first meeting between these two teams.
Indiana: First appearance in the Outback Bowl, 13th bowl appearance overall. Indiana owns a 3-9 bowl record and lost 23-22 to Tennessee in the Gator Bowl Jan. 2, 2020.
Mississippi: First appearance in the Outback Bowl, 37th bowl appearance overall. Mississippi owns a 23-13 bowl record and beat Oklahoma State 48-20 in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2016.
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