– Indiana (6-1, 6-1 B1G East) will meet Ole Miss (4-5, 4-5 SEC West) in the 35th Outback Bowl , it was announced on Sunday afternoon. The game will be held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana football will officially be playing Ole Miss in the 2021 Outback Bowl . The Hoosiers (6-1) seemed like they had the chance to make a New Year’s Six Bowl , but Indiana was passed up despite being ranked No. 7 in the Associated Press Top-25 poll.
The 2020 Outback Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 2020 , with kickoff at 1:00 p.m. EST on ESPN. 2020 Outback Bowl .
|Minnesota Golden Gophers||Auburn Tigers|
|Head coach: P. J. Fleck||Head coach: Gus Malzahn|
Matt Corral and the Ole Miss Rebels hold off the Indiana Hoosiers for a 26-20 victory in the 2021 Outback Bowl .
However, seating capacity for the 2021 Outback Bowl has been limited due to COVID-19 health protocols. In addition, seating will be in pods of two or four tickets with appropriate social distancing between pods.
The Outback Bowl , which is played in Raymond James Stadium, announced on Dec. 18 that it will permit fans in the stadium up to 20% capacity for this year’s game. Given the stadium’s regular gameday capacity, that means approximately 13,100 fans will be allowed to attend.
The New Year’s Six , sometimes abbreviated as NY6, is an unofficial but commonly used term that refers to the top six major NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) bowl games: the Rose Bowl , Sugar Bowl , Orange Bowl , Cotton Bowl , Peach Bowl , and Fiesta Bowl .
The Hoosiers have played their home games at Memorial Stadium since 1960. The team has won the Big Ten Championship twice, once in 1945 and again in 1967. The Hoosiers have appeared in 12 bowl games, including the 1968 Rose Bowl .
More than a dozen players on Indiana’s roster are from the Tampa Bay area, including stars Michael Penix Jr., Whop Philyor, Micah McFadden and more. Indiana has participated in only 12 bowl games , and the Hoosiers have a bowl record of 3–9. It’s been 29 years now since Indiana has won a bowl game .
Indiana football has had a great football season and they have earned a bid to a very good bowl game. As a result, Indiana is deprived of the chance to play Northwestern and have a better shot at making the College Football Playoff. Still, the Hoosiers have likely done enough to make it to a New Year’s Six bowl.
Outback Bowl Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ESPN (Tampa) — Minnesota vs. Auburn: Gift suite includes Fossil watch; $125 Amazon gift card; Jostens ring; Outback Steakhouse gift card; hat.
General Ticket Information Tickets to the game are $170 each for club seats and $80.00 each for all others. All tickets will be mobile. PDF tickets, printed copies or screenshots of your mobile tickets will NOT be valid for entry to the stadium on game day.
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