Pinstripe Bowl
New Era Pinstripe Bowl
StadiumYankee Stadium
LocationThe Bronx, New York City
Conference tie-insACC, Big Ten
Previous conference tie-insAmerican, Big 12, Big East, Notre Dame
PayoutUS$4.4 million (2019)[1]
New Era Cap Company (2010–present)[2]
Former names
Yankee Bowl (2010, working title)
2019 matchup
Michigan State vs. Wake Forest
(Michigan State 27–21)
2020 matchup
Cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

The Pinstripe Bowl is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football bowl game that is held at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York City. Since its inaugural game in 2010, the bowl has been sponsored by New Era Cap Company and officially known as the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. The game is organized by the New York Yankees, primary tenants of the venue, and is currently affiliated with the Atlantic Coast Conference and Big Ten Conference through 2025.[3][4] The game previously had ties with the Big 12 Conference and the Big East Conference.

The winner of the game is awarded the George M. Steinbrenner Trophy, while the David C. Koch MVP Trophy is awarded to the bowl's most valuable player.[5] The Pinstripe Bowl is one of two FBS bowls held in the Northeast, the other being the Military Bowl in Annapolis, Maryland. It is also one of three bowls that are played outdoors in what are considered cold-weather cities, joining the Military Bowl and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl held in Boise, Idaho.


On September 30, 2009, a "Yankee bowl" was announced at a Yankee Stadium press conference by then-representatives of the involved parties: Yankees' minority owner Hal Steinbrenner, Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg, Big East Conference commissioner John Marinatto, and Big 12 Conference commissioner Dan Beebe. The most recent bowl in New York City proper had been the 1962 Gotham Bowl, which pitted Miami (FL) against Nebraska at the original Yankee Stadium. The newly announced bowl planned to pair the fourth-place team from the Big East Conference against the seventh-place team from the Big 12.[6][7] In the event the Big 12 lacked an eligible team, independent Notre Dame could receive an invitation.[8]

On March 9, 2010, the bowl's official name was announced to be the Pinstripe Bowl, with New Era Cap Company agreeing to sponsor the bowl for four years while ESPN agreed to broadcast the bowl for six years.[9][10] The inaugural game was played on December 30, 2010.[11] The first three editions of the bowl were each won by a Big East team over a Big 12 team. In 2013, Notre Dame was invited in place of a Big 12 team; the Fighting Irish defeated Rutgers of the Big East's successor, the American Athletic Conference ("The American").[12]

Starting in 2014, the bowl featured an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) team against a Big Ten team. This was the same year that New Jersey-based Rutgers, the closest FBS school in the New York City area, moved to the Big Ten, and one year after Syracuse University, based in central New York state, moved to the ACC. The ACC agreed to a six-year deal with the Pinstripe Bowl, and the Big Ten agreed to the alignment for eight years. The ACC adopted a tiered system so that the same conference position would not necessarily go to the same bowl each season.[13] The 2014 through 2019 editions of the bowl saw Big Ten teams compile a 5–1 record against ACC teams.

The 2020 edition of the bowl was cancelled, "out of an abundance of caution" due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.[14]

Game results

Rankings are based on the AP Poll prior to the game being played.

Date Winning team Losing team Attnd. Notes
December 30, 2010 Syracuse 36 Kansas State 34 38,274 notes
December 30, 2011 Rutgers 27 Iowa State 13 38,328 notes
December 29, 2012 Syracuse 38 West Virginia 14 39,098 notes
December 28, 2013 No. 25 Notre Dame 29 Rutgers 16 47,122 notes
December 27, 2014 Penn State 31 Boston College 30 (OT) 49,012 notes
December 26, 2015 Duke 44 Indiana 41 (OT) 37,218 notes
December 28, 2016 Northwestern 31 No. 22 Pittsburgh 24 37,918 notes
December 27, 2017 Iowa 27 Boston College 20 37,667 notes
December 27, 2018 Wisconsin 35 Miami (FL) 3 37,821 notes
December 27, 2019 Michigan State 27 Wake Forest 21 36,895 notes
December 29, 2020 Game cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[15]



2013 MVP Zack Martin
2013 MVP Zack Martin

The MVP of the bowl is presented with the David C. Koch MVP Trophy,[17] named after a former president of the New Era Cap Company.[18]

Year MVP Team Position
2010 Delone Carter Syracuse RB
2011 Jawan Jamison Rutgers RB
2012 Prince-Tyson Gulley Syracuse RB
2013 Zack Martin Notre Dame OT
2014 Christian Hackenberg Penn State QB
2015 Thomas Sirk Duke QB
Shaun Wilson RB
2016 Justin Jackson Northwestern RB
2017 Akrum Wadley Iowa RB
2018 Jonathan Taylor Wisconsin RB
2019 Brian Lewerke Michigan State QB

Most appearances

Updated through the December 2019 edition (10 games, 20 total appearances).

Teams with multiple appearances
Rank Team Appearances Record
T1 Syracuse 2 2–0
T1 Rutgers 2 1–1
T1 Boston College 2 0–2
Teams with a single appearance

Won: Duke, Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Penn State, Wisconsin
Lost: Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas State, Miami (FL), Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, West Virginia

Appearances by conference

Updated through the December 2019 edition (10 games, 20 total appearances).

Conference Record Appearances by season
Games W L Win pct. Won Lost
Big Ten 6 5 1 .833 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 2015
ACC 6 1 5 .167 2015 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
The American 4 3 1 .750 2010, 2011, 2012 2013
Big 12 3 0 3 .000   2010, 2011, 2012
Independents 1 1 0 1.000 2013  

Game records

Team Record, Team vs. Opponent Year
Most points scored (one team) 44, Duke vs. Indiana 2015
Most points scored (losing team) 41, Indiana vs. Duke 2015
Most points scored (both teams) 85, Duke vs. Indiana 2015
Fewest points allowed 3, Wisconsin vs. Miami (FL) 2018
Largest margin of victory 32, Wisconsin vs. Miami (FL) 2018
Total yards 667, Indiana vs. Duke 2015
Rushing yards 382, Duke vs. Indiana 2015
Passing yards 389, Indiana vs. Duke 2015
First downs 33, Indiana vs. Duke 2015
Fewest yards allowed 169, Wisconsin vs. Miami (FL) 2018
Fewest rushing yards allowed 80, Notre Dame vs. Rutgers 2013
Fewest passing yards allowed 48, Wisconsin vs. Miami (FL) 2018
Individual Record, Player, Team vs. Opponent Year
All-purpose yards
Touchdowns (all-purpose) 3, several players—most recently:
Justin Jackson, Northwestern vs. Pittsburgh

Rushing yards 227, Devine Redding, Indiana vs. Duke 2015
Rushing touchdowns 3, shared by:
Daniel Thomas, Kansas State vs. Syracuse
Justin Jackson, Northwestern vs. Pittsburgh

Passing yards 389, Nate Sudfeld, Indiana vs. Duke 2015
Passing touchdowns 4, Christian Hackenberg, Penn State vs. Boston College 2014
Receiving yards 172 Marcus Sales, Syracuse vs. Kansas State 2010
Receiving touchdowns 3, Marcus Sales, Syracuse vs. Kansas State 2010
Interceptions 1, by several players
Long Plays Record, Player, Team vs. Opponent Year
Touchdown run 85, Shaun Wilson, Duke vs. Indiana 2015
Touchdown pass 86, Brandon Coleman from Chas Dodd, Rutgers vs. Iowa State 2011
Kickoff return 98, Shaun Wilson, Duke vs. Indiana 2015
Punt return 36, Kendall Hinton, Wake Forest vs. Michigan State 2019
Interception return 30, Eric Burrell, Washington vs. Miami (FL) 2018
Fumble return
Punt 57, Justin Doerner, Rutgers vs. Iowa 2011
Field goal 52, Ross Martin, Duke vs. Indiana 2015

Media coverage

Main article: List of Pinstripe Bowl broadcasters

The bowl has been televised by ESPN since its inception, except for 2015, when it was carried by ABC.


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