A win over Mississippi State in the annual Egg Bowl game Nov. 24 enabled the Ole Miss Rebels to extend their first season under coach Hugh Freeze. Now the Rebels know where that final game will be played after the bowl selection process came to an end Sunday evening.
Ole Miss (6-6 overall) is headed to Birmingham, Ala., to take part in the BBVA Compass Bowl against the Pittsburgh Panthers (6-6) of the Big East. The sixth-annual bowl will be played at Legion Field on Jan. 5, 2013 at noon. ESPN owns the bowl and will broadcast it live nationally. (December 3, 2012, Page 1B)