Ole Miss Bowling In Birmingham

After a 2-year absence from the post season, the Ole Miss Rebels are bowling again in coach Hugh Freeze's first year at the helm.

The Rebs have accepted an invite to the January 5th BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham where they'll face Pittsburgh.

Both the Rebels and Panthers are 6-and-6 on the season, but for Ole Miss, it's a return to respectability after a 2-and-10 campaign in 2011.

Not a bad turnaround for a team that came into the season with a 14-game losing streak in the conference and was projected to finish dead last in the SEC West.

Ole Miss beat Auburn, Arkansas and No. 24 Mississippi State in this year's Egg Bowl to secure bowl eligibility.

The Rebels are 8-and-1 in their last nine bowl games dating back to 1992 in the Liberty Bowl.

This will be the first ever meeting between Ole Miss and Pitt.

The BBVA Compass Bowl is set for a noon kickoff on January 5th.