Arizona to Meet Purdue in 2017 Foster Farms Bowl at Levi’s® Stadium
The pairing is set for the annual Foster Farms Bowl at Levi’s Stadium as Arizona Wildcats (7-5, 5-4 Pac-12) and Purdue Boilermakers (6-6, 4-5 Big Ten) will represent the Pac-12 and Big Ten Conferences, respectively. This matchup marks the first-time Purdue and Arizona will compete in the Bay Area’s annual bowl game, while the Boilermakers are 2-0 all-time against the Wildcats in the regular season.
The Foster Farms Bowl will be held at 5:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday, December 27th, in front of a national television audience on the FOX broadcast network. The game will also be simulcast in Spanish on FOX Deportes. Tickets and event details are now available through Ticketmaster at LevisStadium.com.
“Arizona and Purdue bring a pair of high-octane offenses and budding star players to compete in front of a primetime national audience at Levi’s Stadium,” said Ryan Oppelt, Director of the Foster Farms Bowl. “We’re pleased to be able to showcase another terrific Pac-12 and Big Ten post-season bowl matchup to our fans and partners later this month.”
Media looking to request credentials to cover the game must apply online at SportsSystems.com/FosterFarmsBowl/.
Purdue, bowl eligible for the first time in four years, enters the Foster Farms Bowl with a 9-8 bowl game record. The Boilermakers and first-year head coach Jeff Brohm, a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, last played in a bowl in 2013 when they lost to Oklahoma State in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. The Wildcats, under head coach Rich Rodriguez, are 9-10-1 overall in the postseason with their last bowl appearance resulting in a 45-37 victory over Nevada in the 2015 New Mexico Bowl. Rodriguez and Arizona previously played at Levi’s Stadium in the 2014 Pac-12 Football Championship Game.
Foster Farms became the naming-rights partner for the Bay Area’s annual college bowl game in 2014. Since its inception in 2002, the bowl game has become an annual fixture in the Bay Area’s sporting landscape. It was previously held at AT&T Park before moving to Levi’s Stadium in 2014.
As in previous years, a day of community service by the players and coaches of the participating teams will be a featured component of their visit to the Bay Area. This year Arizona and Purdue players will serve meals to those in need at GLIDE and St. Anthony’s in San Francisco on Christmas Day.