SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Indiana (6-6, Big Ten) vs. Utah (8-4, Pac-12), Dec. 28, 8:30 p.m. EST
LOCATION: Santa Clara, California.
Indiana: WR Nick Westbrook is the team’s big-play threat. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound sophomore has averaged nearly 19 yards per catch this season and scored five touchdowns.
Utah: RB Joe Williams has run for 1,185 yards and nine touchdowns this season despite missing four games. He’s run for at least 100 yards in five of his past six games.
Indiana: The Hoosiers will be playing with a new head coach, Tom Allen, who was hired to lead the program after Kevin Wilson surprisingly resigned earlier in the week. … Indiana became bowl eligible on the season’s final weekend after beating Purdue 26-24.
Utah: The Utes were in Pac-12 title contention for much of the season before losing three of their final four games. … Utah’s most impressive win was a 31-27 victory over Southern California back in September.
LAST TIME: Utah 40, Indiana 13. (Sept. 7, 2002)
Indiana: First appearance in the Foster Farms Bowl. 11th overall bowl appearance, including past two seasons. First time in back-to-back bowl games since 1990-91.
Utah: Second appearance in the Foster Farms Bowl. 20th overall bowl appearance, including past three seasons.