This will be the second meeting between Indiana and Oklahoma State. The teams battled to a 7-7 tie in the only previous game at Indiana in 1930.
Indiana is making its first bowl appearance since the 1993 Independence Bowl after securing its most wins since 1993, becoming bowl eligible for the first time since 1994 and claiming its first Old Oaken Bucket victory over Purdue since 2001.
Oklahoma State will be making its fifth bowl trip in the past six years after finishing the season 6-6. The Cowboys will look for a second consecutive bowl victory after defeating Alabama, 34-31, in last year's Independence Bowl.
The Indiana Hoosiers will be making their second appearance in the Insight Bowl. The Hoosiers defeated Baylor, 24-0, on Dec. 31, 1991, when the game was called the Copper Bowl and played in Tucson.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys will be making their first appearance in the Insight Bowl.
Head Coaches In The Insight Bowl
Indiana head coach Bill Lynch will be making his first appearance in the Insight Bowl. He has held head coaching positions at his alma mater Butler (1985-89), Ball State (1995-02), DePauw (2004) and now Indiana. He was the quarterbacks coach for Indiana when the Hoosiers played in the 1993 Independence Bowl.
Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy will also be making his first appearance in the Insight Bowl. The Cowboys have won 11 bowl games in their history, and Gundy has been a part of each of the last four bowl wins at OSU as a player (1987 Sun, 1988 Holiday), assistant coach (2002 Houston) or head coach (2006 Independence).
Insight Enterprises, Inc. is in its 11th year as the title sponsor of the Insight Bowl.
The teams participating in the Insight Bowl will each receive $1.25 million.