BBVA Compass Bowl 2013: Pittsburgh vs. Ole Miss odds and lines

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The Panthers are 3.5-point underdogs to the Ole Miss Rebels in the BBVA Compass Bowl.

The Pittsburgh Panthers pushed at the end of the 2012 season to become bowl eligible from the Big East, and their reward was a third consecutive trip to the BBVA Compass Bowl, where they will face off against the Ole Miss Rebels.

But despite the return trip to Birmingham for the Big East-SEC showdown, the Panthers will enter the game as underdogs, as most sports books are pinning the Rebels as 3.5-point favorites for the late-season bowl game.

The Rebels are the favorites significantly closer to home than the Panthers are despite returning to a bowl of any kind for the first time since 2009. Coming off a 3-5 season in the SEC, the Rebels are led by quarterback Bo Wallace, who passed for 19 touchdowns and nearly 2,900 yards on the year.

The Panthers will counter with the combination of quarterback Tino Sunseri and running back Ray Graham, who helped Pittsburgh win two of its last three to get to .500 and become bowl eligible again.

The Panthers have split their two previous BBVA Compass Bowl appearances, including a 28-6 loss to the SMU Mustangs last season.

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