2013 BBVA Compass Bowl
The 2013 BBVA Compass Bowl, the seventh edition of the Birmingham Bowl and the third to be named for title sponsor BBVA Compass, was a post-season American college football bowl game, held on January 5, 2013 at Legion Field in Birmingham as part of the 2012–13 NCAA Bowl season. The game, which was telecasted at 12:00 p.m. CT on ESPN, featured the University of Pittsburgh Panthers of the Big East Conference versus the University of Mississippi Rebels of the Southeastern Conference. This was Pittsburgh's third consecutive appearance in the game, as well as its final game as a member of the Big East before they joined the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013. The announced attendance for the game was a BBVA Compass Bowl record 59,135, eclipsing the previous attendance record of 42,610 in the 2010 edition. Ole Miss defeated Pitt 38–17.
Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel spoke at the bowl luncheon and former player Rich Wingo addressed the FCA breakfast crowd. Long time Jacksonville State Gamecocks football coach Jack Crowe was awarded the 2012 Golden Flake Legend of Birmingham Award.
|Total offense, plays – yards||68−266||86−387|
|Passing yards (net)||185||163|
|Time of Possession||28:36||31:24|
|Site: Legion Field|
|Names: Papajohns.com Bowl (2006-2010), BBVA Compass Bowl (2011-2014), Birmingham Bowl (2015)|
|By year: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, Jan. 2015, Dec. 2015|
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