2017 Foster Farms Bowl
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2017 Foster Farms Bowl
2017 Foster Farms Bowl
16th Foster Farms Bowl
1234 Total
Arizona 140147 35
Purdue 141707 38
DateDecember 27, 2017
Season2017
StadiumLevi's Stadium
LocationSanta Clara, California
MVPElijah Sindelar (QB, Purdue) & Ja'Whaun Bentley (LB, Purdue)
FavoriteArizona by 3.5[1]
National anthemPitman High School Madrigals [2]
RefereeBrad Van Vark (Big XII)
Attendance28,436[3]
PayoutUS$3,600,000[4]
United States TV coverage
NetworkFox
AnnouncersJoe Davis, Brady Quinn, Bruce Feldman

The 2017 Foster Farms Bowl was an American college football bowl game played on December 27, 2017, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. It was one of the 2017-18 bowl games concluding the 2017 FBS football season. The 16th edition of the Foster Farms Bowl, the game featured the Arizona Wildcats from the Pac-12 Conference against the Purdue Boilermakers from the Big Ten Conference. It was sponsored by the Foster Farms poultry company.

Team selection

The game features conference tie-ins with teams from the Pac-12 Conference and the Big Ten Conference.

Arizona

The Wildcats finished their regular season 7-5 and accepted an invitation to play in the Foster Farms Bowl.[5] This was Arizona's first trip to the Foster Farms Bowl; they entered the game with a record of 9-10-1 in prior bowl appearances. Their last bowl win was at the 2015 New Mexico Bowl, when they defeated New Mexico 45-37.

Purdue

After finishing their season 6-6, the Boilermakers received an invitation to play in the Foster Farms Bowl, which they accepted.[6] This bowl marked the Boilermakers' eighteenth bowl appearance (they were 9-8 in prior bowl games) and they were seeking their first bowl victory since the 2011 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, when they beat Western Michigan 37-32.

Game summary

Scoring summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP ARIZ PUR
1 11:43 6 60 1:24 PUR Anthony Mahoungou 31-yard touchdown reception from Elijah Sindelar, Spencer Evans kick good 0 7
1 6:43 4 68 1:00 ARIZ Shawn Poindexter 31-yard touchdown reception from Khalil Tate, Josh Pollack kick good 7 7
1 4:09 3 34 1:06 ARIZ Tony Ellison 29-yard touchdown reception from Khalil Tate, Josh Pollack kick good 14 7
1 2:22 5 75 1:47 PUR Gregory Phillips 42-yard touchdown reception from Elijah Sindelar, J.D. Dellinger kick good 14 14
2 9:12 13 90 5:04 PUR Gregory Phillips 22-yard touchdown reception from Elijah Sindelar, Spencer Evans kick good 14 21
2 4:11 6 80 2:06 PUR D.J. Knox 13-yard touchdown run, J.D. Dellinger kick good 14 28
2 0:00 11 92 1:35 PUR 26-yard field goal by Spencer Evans 14 31
3 8:53 7 72 3:21 ARIZ Tony Ellison 40-yard touchdown reception from Khalil Tate, Joshua Pollack kick good 21 31
3 6:31 4 51 1:27 ARIZ Tyrell Johnson 40-yard touchdown reception from Khalil Tate, Joshua Pollack kick good 28 31
4 3:21 7 67 2:26 ARIZ Shun Brown 24-yard touchdown reception from Khalil Tate, Josh Pollack kick good 35 31
4 1:44 8 75 1:37 PUR Anthony Mahoungou 38-yard touchdown reception from Elijah Sindelar, J.D. Dellinger kick good 35 38
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 35 38

Statistics

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 14 0 14 7 35
Boilermakers 14 17 0 7 38
Statistics ARIZ PUR
First downs 19 27
Plays-yards 69-430 90-556
Rushes-yards 43-128 39-160
Passing yards 302 396
Passing: Comp-Att-Int 17-26-1 33-53-1
Time of possession 28:51 30:39
Team Category Player Statistics
ARIZ Passing Khalil Tate 17/26, 302 yds, 5 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Khalil Tate 20 car, 58 yds
Receiving Tony Ellison 4 rec, 102 yds, 2 TD
PUR Passing Elijah Sindelar 33/53, 396 yds, 4 TD, 1 INT
Rushing D.J. Knox 11 car, 101 yds, 1 TD
Receiving Gregory Phillips 14 rec, 149 yds, 2 TD

References

  1. ^ "Arizona Wildcats vs Purdue Boilermakers". Odds Shark. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Martin, Angelina (December 12, 2017). "Pitman Madrigals selected to sing at Foster Farms Bowl". TurlockJournal.com. Turlock Journal. Archived from the original on January 3, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.newsday.com/sports/college/college-football/college-football-bowl-game-attendance-2017-18-1.12784796
  4. ^ Bowl game payout
  5. ^ Christmas comes early for Arizona Wildcats, who land berth in Foster Farms Bowl
  6. ^ "Purdue Football: Boilers accept Foster Farms Bowl bid, will take on Arizona". PurdueExponent.org. Purdue University. December 3, 2017. Retrieved 2017.

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