|2017 Cactus Bowl|
|29th Cactus Bowl|
|Date||December 26, 2017|
|MVP||Alex Delton (QB, Kansas State) & Denzel Goolsby (S, Kansas State)|
|Favorite||Kansas State by 6|
|Referee||Jerry Magallanes (ACC)|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||TV: Jason Benetti, Jordan Rodgers, Olivia Harlan|
Radio: Marc Kestecher, Tom Ramsey, Desmond Purnell
The 2017 Cactus Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game played on December 26, 2017, at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. The game was the twenty-ninth edition of the Cactus Bowl, which was originally known as the Copper Bowl, Insight Bowl and then as the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
The game was one of the 2017–18 bowl games concluding the 2017 FBS football season. The bowl featured the Kansas State Wildcats of the Big 12 Conference against the UCLA Bruins of the Pac-12 Conference, and was the final game of the season for both teams. Kansas State won, 35–17.
Kansas State and UCLA had met three times previously, most recently in the 2015 Alamo Bowl, with UCLA leading the series, 2–1.
See also: 2017 Kansas State Wildcats football team
See also: 2017 UCLA Bruins football team
It was announced pregame that UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen had not cleared the concussion protocol and would not play. UCLA named Devon Modster to the starting role in Rosen's absence.
|Time of possession||35:07||24:43|
|Kansas State||Passing||Alex Delton||7/10, 52 yds, 1 TD|
|Rushing||Alex Delton||20 car, 158 yds, 3 TD|
|Receiving||Dominique Heath||5 rec, 49 yds, 1 TD|
|UCLA||Passing||Devon Modster||21/34, 295 yds, 2 TD|
|Rushing||Bolu Olorunfunmi||12 car, 23 yds|
|Receiving||Jordan Lasley||8 rec, 128 yds, 1 TD|