Purdue football (6-6) will square off against Arizona (7-5) on December 29th in the Foster Farms Bowl at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised by FOX.
Purdue’s six losses were by an average of 7.7 points, including one by one point and one by two points. Four losses came to ranked teams.
“This is an exciting time for our players, especially our seniors,” Purdue vice president and athletics director Mike Bobinski said. “To have their season-long efforts and determination rewarded with the opportunity to represent Purdue in a bowl game is a tremendous accomplishment. Through the leadership of Jeff Brohm, our coaching staff has orchestrated an amazing turnaround in one year and significantly elevated the stature of our program. We are clearly trending upward, and being selected to play in the Foster Farms Bowl is a major step forward for Purdue football.
“I’m excited; I’ve never been to California before,” senior defensive end Danny Ezechukwu said. “Going out there will be real cool. I’m looking forward to playing a quality opponent. They have a top 10 offense and I know coach Holt is biting at the bit to get out there and show what we can do.”
The game will be a homecoming of sorts for Jeff Brohm as he was a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers in 1997 and 1998.
“I am excited for our team, staff and university to be selected to play in the Foster Farms Bowl in Santa Clara,” Brohm said. “Having lived in the area while playing with the 49ers, I know our players will enjoy the experience of being in the Bay Area and the opportunity to play at Levi’s Stadium, the second time our team has been able to play in an NFL venue this season. Our team looks forward to getting back on the practice field this week and preparing to play a very good Arizona team.”
In eight games for the 49ers, Brohm completed 37 of 58 passes (63.8 percent) for 353 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
The game is played at the 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.
It’s worth noting that Arizona quarterback, Khalil Tate, is expected to be healthy enough to play.