At Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California – the Foster Farms Bowl will take place on Wednesday as the Arizona Wildcats take on the Purdue Boilermakers. Out of the Pac-12 – the Arizona Wildcats are 7-5 on the season, and third in the Pac-12 South. The Wildcats finished behind USC and Arizona in the division. The Wildcats lost back to back games to finish the season to Oregon and Arizona State.
For the Purdue Boilermakers – they are coming into the game with a 6-6 record. Purdue finished third in the Big Ten – West behind both the Wisconsin Badgers and Northwestern Wildcats. The Boilermakers finished the regular season with wins at Iowa and at home over Indiana to make a bowl game. The Arizona Wildcats are -3 over the Purdue Boilermakers on Wednesday night in the Foster Farms Bowl in San Francisco.
Boilers Looking to Finish Strong
The Purdue Boilermakers picked up their defense in their last two games, and allowed just 19.5 points per game. In fact, in the last three wins for Purdue, they allowed just 16.3 points per game. On the season, Purdue allowed opponents to score 19.3 points per game, which ranked 18th in all of College Football.
The offense for Purdue was better via the pass than the run. Purdue tossed for nearly 240 yards per game and rushed for 150. The top threat in the Purdue offense has been Elijah Sindelar with more than 1,700 passing yards and 14 touchdowns. Anthony Mahoungou caught 6 touchdown passes to lead the team.
Wildcats Looking for Shootout
The six games that Arizona won this season they scored 62, 63, 45, 47, 58 and 49 points. The Wildcats in their six losses scored 16, 24, 35, 28, and 30. That totals the Wildcats scoring 41.8 points per game, and allowing 34.1. The offense is 9th in the nation, and the defense ranked 109th in the country.
The offense sees Khalil Tate lead the way with over 1,300 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. The quarterback for the Wildcats this season has also thrown for more than 1,200 yards as well. Arizona’s run game ranked third in all of College Football with 324.4 yards per game.
Wildcats Use Offense to beat Purdue
The Arizona Wildcats are going to want to speed up the game, and push the Boilermakers into an offensive shoot-out. Purdue is going to want to slow the game down and cause the Wildcats to win in a defensive battle. It’s a battle of wills between two programs that could use a big boost at the end of the season. Neither of these two teams were counted on to compete for a bowl game. Arizona has more talent, and if they can take care of the football – they should be able to win this game. Bet on the Arizona Wildcats -3 over the Purdue Boilermakers in the Foster Farms Bowl on Wednesday night as part of the College Football bowl season.