Pitt has earned the right to play in its 13th game of the season and is headed to the BBVA Compass Bowl. The Panthers will take on SEC foe Ole Miss on Jan. 5, 2013 in Birmingham, Ala., at Legion Field in what could play out to be one of the most competitive matchups in the bowl lineup.
The contest with Ole Miss pits two of the most storied programs in the nation, as well as two teams that have shown significant improvement during the year. Ole Miss defeated Egg Bowl rival Mississippi State, ranked 24th at the time, to close out the regular season, while the Panthers won four of its last six games in 2012.
The game will be a national broadcast on ESPN on Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. ET. Fans interested in purchasing tickets can visit the Panthers Ticket Office website, or call 1-800-643-PITT (7488). Pitt student tickets to the BBVA Compass Bowl are free with a valid Pitt Student ID (limit of one free ticket per Pitt student). Students will be charged $15 if they do not pick up their ticket on gameday.
Additional information on the bowl and Pitt fan activities can be found at Bowl Central.