The Pittsburgh Panthers needed a win in their final game of the year to become bowl eligible. They went into Tampa to face the South Florida Bulls and got just that, winning 27-3 and notching their all-important sixth of the year to become eligible for the postseason.
It wasn't an easy season for the Panthers or their fans with all their wins and losses coming in bunches of two. But at least they'll be going somewhere familiar after the new year for their postseason game. The Panthers are heading to Birmingham, Ala. for the BBVA Compass Bowl to face the Ole Miss Rebels.
Ole Miss also finished the season with an identical 6-6 record and won their final game of the season to become bowl eligible as well. The Rebels have never appeared in the BBVA Compass Bowl.