Pitt To Play SMU In BBVA Compass Bowl

By: Chris Gates

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — The Pitt Panthers will play Southern Methodist in the BBVA Compass Bowl Jan. 7 at Legion Field in Birmingham.

The game is scheduled for a 1 p.m. kickoff and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.

“You play an entire season to earn the opportunity for one extra game — a bowl game,” Pitt coach Todd Graham said. “Our team is excited for the chance to put that Pitt helmet on one more time for the BBVA Compass Bowl. Birmingham is a great college football town. We’re looking forward to our visit and playing SMU in front of a national ESPN television audience.”

Pitt (6-6) played in the Compass Bowl last season and defeated Kentucky, 27-10. The Panthers have played SMU (7-5, 5-3 Conference USA) six times in school history, owning a 2-2-1 record.

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  • Marketing

    Playing in front of a national ESPN TV audience? Ummm….Most football fans will turn off this game after Pitt’s first of eighty three and outs. This will be as boring as the 3-0 ‘blame it on the wind’ game versus Oregon State a few years back.

  • Keith

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  • Steinner

    Planning to go to the Compass Bowl? If so, call a doctor and have your head examined.

  • Joey

    I would rather have a compass that going to the compass bowl. Actually, I’d rather being attacked by evil alien robots that go there.

  • 2059

    After Pitt’s high octane season they belong in the Commode Bowl.

  • Rad

    Honestly, a .500 team really has no business playing in a bowl, with the possible exception of the American Standard Toilet Bowl. Pitt’s season was disappointing to say the least, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to get any better any time soon.

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