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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 / 8:30 PM ET / Levi's Stadium / Santa Clara, California
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Head Coach: Jeff Brohm (1st season)
Official Site: PurdueSports.com



Head Coach: Rich Rodriguez (6th season)
Official Site: ArizonaWildcats.com

The Series

All-Time: Purdue leads 2-0
First Meeting: Purdue 59, Arizona 7 on Sept. 20, 2003, in West Lafayette
Last Meeting: Purdue 31, Arizona 24 on Sept. 17, 2005, in Tucson
Series Overview

Pregame Events In San Francisco

Free Pep Rally and Fan Fest
Dec. 26 / 11 a.m. PT
Justin Herman Plaza, 1 Market Street, San Francisco

Welcome Event
Dec. 26 / 5-7 p.m. PT
The Redford, 673 Geary Street, San Francisco
Ticket Required / Registration Closed

Pregame Tailgate
Dec. 27 / 2:30-4:30 p.m. PT
Santa Clara Convention Center (Mission City Ballroom), 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara
Ticket Required / Registration Closed

Discover the San Francisco Bay Area
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Tickets, Travel Information

Tickets to the Foster Farms Bowl no longer are available for purchase from Purdue Athletics.

Registration for John Purdue Club bowl travel packages and bowl-related event tickets is closed.

Thank you for your support of the Boilermakers at the Foster Farms Bowl.

Game-Watching Party

Join the Purdue Alumni Club of Tippecanoe County at Buffalo Wild Wings in West Lafayette to cheer on the Boilermakers at the Foster Farms Bowl. The cost is $5 and covers the first beverage and numerous appetizers served throughout the game. All ages are welcome. RSVP by Dec. 22 by clicking here.

About the Bowl

Foster Farms Bowl logo

The Foster Farms Bowl dates to 2002 and previously was known as the San Francisco Bowl (2002), Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl (2002-03), Emerald Bowl (2004-09), Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (2010-12) and Fight Hunger Bowl (2013). It has been a Big Ten tie-in the last three seasons.

The game is played at Levi's Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers. The teams competing in the Foster Farms Bowl will support the community's ongoing fight against hunger as players and coaches will participate in a day of service during their visit to the Bay Area. In addition, Foster Farms will play a lead role in the event's community engagement platform and again will donate a meal to local hunger relief organizations for every ticket sold to the game.

Bowl Website
Parking and Directions
Levi's Stadium A-Z Guide

Purdue Bowl History

1967 Rose Bowl

1967 Rose Bowl

Purdue 14
USC 13
January 2, 1967
Pasadena, California

Purdue capped a 9-2 season with a hard-fought 14-13 victory over USC. A pair of touchdowns by sophomore fullback Perry Williams, and a last-second interception of an attempted two-point conversion by senior defensive back George Catavolos secured the victory for the Boilermakers. Senior defensive back John Charles was voted the game's Most Valuable Player for his outstanding play.

Score By Quarters
1967 Rose Bowl

1978 Peach Bowl

Purdue 41
Georgia Tech 21
December 25, 1978
Atlanta, Georgia

Sophomore quarterback Mark Herrmann threw for two touchdowns and rushed for one more to earn offensive Most Valuable Player honors in a convincing 41-21 victory over Georgia Tech. Purdue's "junk" defense caused a couple of first-half turnovers en route to a commanding 34-7 halftime lead. The win left the Boilermakers with a 9-2-1 overall record, marking only the second nine-win season in the school's history.

Score By Quarters
Georgia Tech0701421
1979 Blue Bonnet

1979 Bluebonnet Bowl

Purdue 27
Tennessee 22
December 31, 1979
Houston, Texas

A last minute, 38-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Mark Herrmann to junior tight end Dave Young gave the Boilermakers their third consecutive bowl victory in dramatic fashion. Herrmann enjoyed another Most Valuable Player performance with a 21-completion, 303-yard evening. Purdue led 21-0 in the third quarter but fell behind 22-21, setting up the last-second heroics by Herrmann and Young. The victory gave the Boilermakers their only 10-win season in history.

Score By Quarters
1980 Liberty Bowl

1980 Liberty Bowl

Purdue 28
Missouri 25
December 27, 1980
Memphis, Tennessee

Purdue kept its bowl record perfect with a 28-25 upset victory over Missouri. Senior quarterback Mark Herrmann was selected offensive Most Valuable Player with a four-touchdown pass performance. It marked the third consecutive year Herrmann earned MVP honors. The Boilermakers held off a furious Missouri rally to end the 1980 campaign with a 9-3 record.

Score By Quarters
1984 Peach Bowl

1984 Peach Bowl

Virginia 27
Purdue 24
December 31, 1984
Atlanta, Georgia

Purdue held a 24-14 halftime lead, but Virginia scored the only points of the second half on a touchdown and two field goals to pull out the win. Junior quarterback Jim Everett passed for 253 yards and three touchdowns, but Purdue gained just 75 yards rushing and committed four turnovers in dropping its first bowl game. The Boilermakers finished the 1984 season with a 7-5 record.

Score By Quarters
1997 Alamo Bowl

1997 Alamo Bowl

Purdue 33
Oklahoma State 20
December 30, 1997
San Antonio, Texas

Senior quarterback Billy Dicken passed for 325 yards, and Purdue scored three touchdowns in the third quarter on the way to a 33-20 win over Oklahoma State. Dicken connected with sophomore wide receiver Chris Daniels for a 69-yard touchdown pass to give the Boilermakers a 30-13 lead. Purdue had 454 total yards while holding the Cowboys to 368 and forcing four turnovers. Dicken and sophomore free safety Adrian Beasley were selected the Offensive and Defensive Most Valuable Players.

Score By Quarters
Oklahoma State337720
1998 Alamo Bowl

1998 Alamo Bowl

Purdue 37
Kansas State 34
December 29, 1998
San Antonio, Texas

Purdue drove 80 yards in 54 seconds to upset fourth-ranked Kansas State 37-34 and capture its second straight Alamo Bowl championship. Sophomore quarterback Drew Brees hit senior wide receiver Isaac Jones on a 24-yard pass with 30 seconds left for the winning touchdown. Brees completed 25 of 53 passes for 230 yards with three touchdowns. Jones caught 11 passes for 98 yards. Purdue's defense recorded five sacks, including three and a half by senior end Chike Okeafor. Senior free safety Billy Gustin tied the Alamo Bowl record with two interceptions.

Score By Quarters
Kansas State0762134
2000 Outback Bowl

2000 Outback Bowl

Georgia 28
Purdue 25 (OT)
January 1, 2000
Tampa, Florida

Georgia overcame a 25-0 deficit to defeat the Boilermakers 28-25 in overtime. Purdue scored on four of its first five possessions of the game. Georgia closed to within 25-10 at halftime and trailed 25-18 after three quarters before scoring the tying touchdown with 1:19 left in the game on an 8-yard pass play that was deflected by two Purdue defenders. Sophomore kicker Travis Dorsch missed a 43-yard field goal on the Boilermakers' first possession of overtime, and Georgia kicker Hap Hines nailed a 21-yarder on the Bulldogs' first time with the ball.

Score By Quarters
2001 Rose Bowl

2001 Rose Bowl

Washington 34
Purdue 24
January 1, 2001
Pasadena, California

Purdue's fourth-quarter comeback came up short as the Boilermakers fell to No. 4 Washington 34-24. Trailing 34-17 midway through the final stanza, the Boilermakers scored on a 42-yard jaunt by junior running back Sedrick Brown with 6:37 remaining. Less than two minutes later, Purdue was in scoring position again, but junior kicker Travis Dorsch's 42-yard field goal attempt hooked left. Washington took over and ran out the clock. Senior quarterback Drew Brees, playing in his final collegiate game, completed 23 of 39 passes for 275 yards with two touchdowns.

Score By Quarters
2001 Sun Bowl

2001 Sun Bowl

Washington State 33
Purdue 27
December 31, 2001
El Paso, Texas

Another near miss. The Boilermakers mounted an impressive comeback that came up just short in a 33-27 loss to 13th-ranked Washington State. Trailing 33-20, Purdue scored with 1:53 left and recovered the ensuing onside kick at its own 49-yard line. But the potential game-winning drive stalled at the Washington State 22. Freshman quarterback Kyle Orton completed 38 of 74 passes for 419 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions. The 74 attempts set an NCAA bowl game record.

Score By Quarters
Washington State14313333
2002 Sun Bowl

2002 Sun Bowl

Purdue 34
Washington 24
December 31, 2002
El Paso, Texas

The Boilermakers overcame a 17-0 deficit in the first quarter (in which they were held without a first down and to minus eight yards total offense) by scoring 34 uninterrupted points to beat Washington 34-24 in a rematch of the 2000 Rose Bowl. After sophomore running back Joey Harris put Purdue ahead 24-17 thanks to a 10-yard run, junior linebacker Gilbert Gardner put the game away when he forced a fumble and returned it 19 yards for a touchdown. Sophomore quarterback Kyle Orton completed 25 of 37 passes for 283 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions en route to being named the game's Most Valuable Player.

Score By Quarters
2004 Capital One Bowl

2004 Capital One Bowl

Georgia 34
Purdue 27 (OT)
January 1, 2004
Orlando, Florida

The Boilermakers overcame a 24-0 deficit only to fall 34-27 in overtime to Georgia. Junior quarterback Kyle Orton, who suffered a dislocated left thumb, sprained toe and cracked rib during the game, completed 20 of 34 passes for 230 yards. He tied the Purdue bowl record with two rushing touchdowns. Senior wide receiver John Standeford had seven catches for 102 yards and became the Big Ten career receptions leader with 266.

Score By Quarters
2004 Sun Bowl

2004 Sun Bowl

Arizona State 27
Purdue 23
December 31, 2004
El Paso, Texas

In a season full of gut-wrenching losses, the Boilermakers suffered another in the Sun Bowl, falling 27-23 to 21st-ranked Arizona State. Purdue took the lead 23-20 with 1:14 remaining on a 6-yard pass from senior quarterback Kyle Orton to junior tight end Charles Davis, but the Sun Devils took the ensuing kickoff and marched 80 yards in four plays to score the game-winning touchdown with 43 seconds left. Purdue finished the season with five losses by a total of 14 points.

Score By Quarters
Arizona State3071727
2006 Champs Sports Bowl

2006 Champs Sports Bowl

Maryland 24
Purdue 7
December 29, 2006
Orlando, Florida

In its return to postseason play, Purdue could not get on track offensively, dropping a 24-7 decision to Maryland. The Terrapins opened a 21-0 second-quarter lead before the Boilermakers scored their lone touchdown on a 12-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Curtis Painter to sophomore wide receiver Greg Orton with 30 seconds to go before halftime. Painter finished the season with a Big Ten-record 3,985 passing yards.

Score By Quarters
2007 Motor City Bowl

2007 Motor City Bowl

Purdue 51
Central Michigan 48
December 26, 2007
Detroit, Michigan

Sophomore Chris Summers kicked a 40-yard field goal as time expired to give Purdue an exhilarating 51-48 victory over Central Michigan. The Boilermakers rolled to a 34-13 halftime advantage before the Chippewas mounted a remarkable comeback that saw the game tied at 41 and 48. Junior quarterback Curtis Painter set school records with 546 passing yards and 540 yards of total offense. The teams combined for 1,022 yards of total offense (Purdue 587 and Central Michigan 435).

Score By Quarters
Central Michigan6728748
2011 Little Caesar's Bowl

2011 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

Purdue 37
Western Michigan 32
December 27, 2011
Detroit, Michigan

The Boilermakers put on a special teams display, recovering two onside kicks and returning a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown en route to a 37-32 victory over Western Michigan. Trailing 15-10 in the second quarter, freshman Raheem Mostert took a Bronco kickoff to paydirt and the Boilermakers led the rest of the way. Despite surrendering 439 yards in the air, the Purdue defense held Western Michigan to 46 yards rushing and forced seven turnovers (four interceptions, three fumbles), including the game-sealing strip by freshman end Ryan Russell.

Score By Quarters
Western Michigan8710732
2013 Heart of Dallas Bowl

2013 Heart of Dallas Bowl

Oklahoma State 58
Purdue 14
January 1, 2013
Dallas, Texas

A fast start by Oklahoma State overwhelmed the Boilermakers, who were unable to get their offense clicking until the second half of a 58-14 loss to the Cowboys. Oklahoma State raced out to a 28-0 first-half advantage and the lead swelled to 45-0 before the Boilermakers got on the board with a 32-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Robert Marve to sophomore fullback Brandon Cottom. Marve finished with 212 yards and two touchdowns on 21-of-34 passing, while senior running back Akeem Shavers rushed for 93 yards.

Score By Quarters
Oklahoma State1414171358

Purdue Bowl Game Most Valuable Players

1967 Rose - John Charles, defensive back
1978 Peach - Mark Herrmann, quarterback
1979 Bluebonnet - Mark Herrmann, quarterback
1980 Liberty - Mark Herrmann, quarterback
1997 Alamo - Billy Dicken, quarterback (offense)
   Adrian Beasley, free safety (defense)
1998 Alamo - Drew Brees, quarterback (offense)
   Rosevelt Colvin, defensive end (defense)
2000 Outback - Drew Brees, quarterback
2001 Sun - Akin Ayodele, defensive end (lineman)
2002 Sun - Kyle Orton, quarterback
   Shaun Phillips, defensive end (lineman)
   Anthony Chambers, returner (special teams)
2004 Capital One - Kyle Orton, quarterback    (Purdue offense)
   Shaun Phillips, defensive end (Purdue defense)
2004 Sun - Brandon Villarreal, defensive tackle    (lineman)
   Dave Brytus, punter (special teams)
2007 Motor City - Curtis Painter, quarterback
   Dustin Keller, tight end (lineman)
2011 Little Caesars Pizza - Akeem Shavers,    running back
    Joe Holland, linebacker (lineman)