Thursday, January 3, 2013

2013 BBVA Compass Bowl Preview

Date: January 5, 2013 1:00 PM ET
Stadium: Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
Payout: $1,000,025 SEC, $900,000 Big East
Played: 2006-present
Former Names: Bowl (2006-2010)
Broadcasters: Eamon McAnaney, David Diaz-Infante
Sideline Reporter: Paul Carcaterra

Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh lost to a Notre Dame team that will be playing in the National Championship 29-26 after 3 overtimes on November 3. Senior running back Ray Graham rushed for 1,042 yards, while senior quarterback Tino Sunseri passed for 3,103 yards. Pittsburgh has a formidable defense that allows only 19.7 points per game. The Panthers will play in the BBVA Compass Bowl for the third straight year.

Mississippi: The Rebels make their first bowl appearance since the 2009 season. Ole Miss has won 8 of its last 9 bowl games and has a .636 winning percentage in the postseason all-time. The Rebels became bowl-eligible only after their final game, a 41-24 victory over in-state rival Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl. Ole Miss fans should dominate the crowd with Legion Field being only a three hour drive from Oxford.

Pittsburgh Mississippi
Overall Record 6-6 Overall Record 6-6
Conference Record 3-4 Conference Record 3-5
Bowl Record 12-16 Bowl Record 21-12
Last Bowl Win 2011 BBVA Compass Last Bowl Win 2010 Cotton

All Time Series: 0-0
Line: Mississippi by 3.5

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