Stat Packet: Foster Farms Bowl, Purdue vs. Arizona 12/27/17

Today will be the last game of the season for Purdue Football as they take on Arizona Football in the Foster Farms Bowl all the way out in Santa Clara, California for what should be a great bowl game. Kickoff is slated for 8:30 PM Eastern, and you can catch the game on Fox.

Season Leaders

Passing Yards:

Purdue- Elijah Sindelar: 154-276, 1703 yards, 14 touchdowns, 6 interceptions
Arizona- Khalil Tate: 94-153, 1289 yards, 9 touchdowns, 8 interceptions

Rushing Yards:

Purdue- Markell Jones: 92 carries, 480 yards, 1 touchdown
Arizona- Khalil Tate: 133 carries, 1353 yards, 12 touchdowns

Receiving Yards:

Purdue- Anthony Mahoungou: 34 receptions, 570 yards, 6 touchdowns
Arizona- Shun Brown: 39 receptions, 511 yards, 5 touchdowns

Team Stats

Categories

Points Per Game 41.8 24.2
Points Allowed Per Game 34.1 19.3
Total Yards 494.5 390.4
Yards Passing 170.1 239.5
Yards Rushing 324.4 150.9
Yards Allowed 464.2 370.9
Pass Yards Allowed 276.9 237.6
Rush Yards Allowed 187.3 133.3

Purdue is definitely the favorite simply because their defense is outstanding compared to the Wildcats defense. Purdue’s stellar defense will down slow Arizona’s excellent offense simply because of the term “Defense wins championships”. Nearly every winner of a football game will end up being the better defensive team, and Purdue holds a great advantage in the area. The offense will be there like it always is for Purdue, but the defense will be the number one key to the Foster Farms Bowl Game. Luckily, Purdue holds the clear advantage based off the team stats.

Past 5 Games

Purdue: 3-2 (Overall & Big Ten)

11/25/17: 31-24 win over Indiana
11/18/17: 25-14 win over Iowa
11/11/17: 23-13 loss to Northwestern
11/4/17: 29-10 win over Illinois
10/28/17: 25-24 loss to Nebraska

Arizona: 2-3 (Overall)

11/25/17: 42-30 loss to Arizona State
11/18/17: 48-28 loss to Oregon
11/11/17: 49-28 win over Oregon State
11/4/17: 49-35 loss to USC
10/28/17: 58-37 win over Washington State

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

Purdue Bowl History

All-Time: 9-8
First Bowl Game: Purdue 14, USC 13 on Jan. 2, 1967, in Pasadena
Last Bowl Game: Purdue 14, Oklahoma State 58 on Jan. 1, 2013, in Dallas

Predicted Outcome

Purdue 17, Arizona 7

See Also: Foster Farms Bowl Preview: Purdue vs. Arizona

Published at 3:25 AM Eastern on December 27th, 2017.

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Lucas Babcock is the Editor in Chief of SportZreport.com. Lucas has been a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.

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