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December 31, 1991: Indiana 24, Baylor 0.

The Hoosiers last won a bowl game nearly 16 years ago, in the predecessor to the Insight Bowl, the Copper Bowl. Unlike the All-American Bowl, the Copper Bowl still exists in some form. Unlike Fulton County Stadium, Arizona Stadium still stands and still hosts the Arizona Wildcats:


although the stadium no longer hosts a bowl game. In 1997, the Copper Bowl became the Insight.com Bowl and became just the Insight Bowl in 2002. In 2000, the game moved from Tucson to Bank One Ballpark, now known as Chase Field, which was designed as the baseball-only home of the Arizona Diamondbacks:



In any event, the 1991 Copper Bowl is IU's only shutout bowl win. Trent Green picked up where he left off in the Peach Bowl, running for two touchdowns, and in his last game as a Hoosier, Vaughn Dunbar added 106 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries. Although IU gained only 323 yards to Baylor's 269, IU led 17-0 at halftime and the Bears approached the endzone only once, but fumbled on the 2 yard line. Here's the box score:


Now that the Hoosiers have ended their long bowl appearance drought, hopefully IU can end the one-game postseason losing streak at the site of the last win, more or less.