The Foster Farms Bowl between Purdue and Arizona on Wednesday, November 27, 2017 was a burner, with the Boilermakers winning 38-35. Find the score and live updates below.
This catch from Austin Mahoungou gave Purdue the lead with under two minutes to go:
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Foster Farms Bowl 2017 score: Updates on Purdue-Arizona
Foster Farms Bowl preview
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Location: Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
Odds: Arizona -3.5
TV: Purdue and Arizona will play on FOX.
Online: Purdue and Arizona can be watched on FoxSportsGo.com.
Radio: You can listen to Purdue and Arizona on Purdue Sports Network.
For the Big Ten, the Boilermakers come in at 6-6 and look for their first bowl win since 2011 after a huge turnaround year. They beat Indiana in a close 31-24 game in the last week of the season to get there.
On the other side, the Pac-12 representative Wildcats are 7-5 but lost their final two regular season games. Tickets are available for the game here.
The two teams have only met twice in their histories, with the Boilermakers winning both, 59-7 in 2003 and 31-24 in 2005.
The Foster Farms Bowl has been around since 2002, though not always under the same name.
It started as the Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl the first two years before becoming the Emerald Bowl from 2004-09. Kraft Foods then became the bowl’s sponsor in 2010, renamed it the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl for three years and then shortened it to the Fight Hunger Bowl in 2013. All of these games were played in at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.
In 2014, the bowl underwent its final name change after reaching a deal with Foster Farms, a Northern-California based poultry company. The bowl game’s location also changed to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where the San Francisco 49ers play.
Until 2014, Illinois was the only Big Ten program to play in this bowl. That’s because from 2010-13, the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl had a contract with the Pac 12 to include its sixth-place team in the contest. Maryland played here in 2007 as a member of the ACC.
But once the game became known as the Foster Farms Bowl, it has annually pitted Pac-12 and Big Ten programs against each other. Stanford beat Maryland, 45-41, in the first Foster Farms Bowl in 2014, while Nebraska held off UCLA the next year. Last season, Utah kicked a late-game field goal to beat Indiana, 26-24.
Leading the Boilermakers will be quarterback Elijah Sindelar, who took over earlier this year for an injured David Blough. He’s started seven games, completing 154 passes for 1,703 yards to go with 14 touchdowns and six interceptions.
In the backfield, Markell Jones has emerged as the top back with 92 carries for 492 yards with one touchdown. Richie Worship leads the team with three touchdowns.
Receiving-wise, Jackson Anthrop has 44 catches for 391 yards and four scores, while Anthony Mahoungou has 34 for 570 yards and six touchdowns.
For the Wildcats, sophomore standout quarterback Khalil Tate is the team’s leading rusher with 1,452 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground. In the air, he’s got 1,289 yards and nine touchdowns.
Ja’Whaun Bentley leads the Boilermakers with 89 tackles, while Tony Fields II leads the Wildcats with 91 total tackles.