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Pitt Ole Miss Pregame Notes

PITT AT MISSISSIPPI

KICKOFF: 1 p.m. ET

WHERE: Legion Field (71,594)BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

RECORDS: Pitt (6-6, 3-4 Big East), Ole Miss (6-6, 3-5 SEC)

RANKING: none

COACHES: Paul Chryst 6-6 (first season at Pitt), Hugh Freeze 6-6(first year at Ole Miss) 36-13 overall

SERIES HISTORY: none

LAST PITT BOWL APPEARANCE: BBVA Compass Bowl. 1/7/12. SMU 28, PITT 6.

LAST OLE MISS BOWL APPEARANCE: Cotton Bowl. 1/2/10. OLE MISS 21, Oklahoma 7.

OVERALL PITT BOWL RECORD: 12-16.

OVERALL OLE MISS BOWL RECORD: 21-12.

TV. ESPN Eamon McAnaney(play-by-play), David Diaz-Infante (color), Paul Carcaterra (sideline reporter)

INTERNET: Pittsburghpanthers.com

PITTSBURGH RADIO: KDKA-FM 93.7. Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Pat
Bostick (color), Gregg Giannotti (sideline)

NATIONAL RADIO: ESPN Radio

NOTES:

This is the first meeting between the two teams.

Pitt is 12-2-2 all-time against SEC teams.

Both teams ended the season with a win to become bowl-eligible, Pitt over Big East foe USF, 27-3, and Ole Miss over 24th ranked Mississippi State 41-24.

Pitt enters the game with a 3,000-yard passer (Tino Sunseri) and a 1000-yard rusher (Ray Graham) for the first time in the team’s history.

Sunseri has thrown 270 passes without an interception, the longest streak in the country.

The Panthers lead the country in fewest turnovers with eight.

Pitt only has one turnover in its last seven games.

LINE: Mississippi is a 3.5–pt. favorite

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