|2016 Foster Farms Bowl|
|Date||December 28, 2016|
|Location||Santa Clara, California|
|MVP||Offensive: Utah RB Joe Williams|
Defensive: Indiana LB Tegray Scales
|Favorite||Utah by 8|
|National anthem||Felisha Dias|
|Referee||David Smith (SEC)|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Gus Johnson (Play-by-Play)|
Joel Klatt (Color Analyst)
Shannon Spake (Sideline Reporter)
The 2016 Foster Farms Bowl was an American college football bowl game played on December 28, 2016 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. It was one of the 2016–17 bowl games concluding the 2016 FBS football season. The 15th edition of the Foster Farms Bowl, the game featured the Utah Utes from the Pac-12 Conference against the Indiana Hoosiers from the Big Ten Conference.
The Utes finished their regular season 8-4 and accepted an invitation to play in the Foster Farms Bowl. This was Utah's second trip to the Foster Farms Bowl, with the previous appearance being during the 2005–06 bowl season when they won against Georgia Tech by a score of 38–10 in the 2005 Emerald Bowl.
After finishing their season 6–6, the Hoosiers received an invitation to play in the Foster Farms Bowl, which they accepted. This bowl marked the Hoosiers' eleventh bowl game (they were 3–7 in bowl games previously) and they were seeking their first bowl victory since the 1991 Copper Bowl, when they shut out Baylor 24–0.
|Time of possession||24:37||35:23|
|IND||Passing||Richard Lagow||14/39, 188 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT|
|Rushing||Devine Redding||17 car, 72 yds, 1 TD|
|Receiving||Nick Westbrook||5 rec, 80 yds, 1 TD|
|Utah||Passing||Troy Williams||11/23, 178 yds, 1 INT|
|Rushing||Joe Williams||26 car, 222 yds, 1 TD|
|Receiving||Demari Simpkins||4 rec, 58 yds|
The 2016 Foster Farms Bowl was the first broadcast under a new deal with Fox News.
Levi's Stadium was equipped for Intel freeD instant replay technology (previously used by CBS during Super Bowl 50 at the stadium earlier in the year) in order to facilitate testing for Be the Player — a new instant replay feature Fox planned to use during Super Bowl LI to present first-person perspectives of plays.
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