Boxscore
Mississippi 38, Pittsburgh 17
Saturday, January 5, 2013 1:00 PM
Location - Legion Field
Attendance - 59135

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Pittsburgh 0 10 0 7 17
Mississippi 14 10 7 7 38

Recap


Mississippi 38, Pittsburgh 17: Bo Wallace threw for three first-half touchdowns as the Rebels rolled to a convincing victory in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala.

Wallace finished 22-of-32 for only 151 yards – overcoming two second-quarter interceptions – for Mississippi (7-6), which rushed for 224 yards en route to its ninth win in its last 10 bowl appearances.

Freshman Rushel Shell, filling in for an injured Ray Graham, ran for 79 yards for Pittsburgh (6-7).

Playing without Graham, the Panthers came out flat and quickly fell behind after quarterback Tito Sunseri was intercepted by Senquez Golson, leading to Wallace’s first touchdown throw to Ja-Mes Logan five plays later. Following a three-and out by Pittsburgh on the next possession, Wallace capped a 10-play march with a 27-yard scoring pass to Randall Mackey to give the Rebels a 14-0 advantage.

The Panthers cut the lead in half following an interception when Sunseri found Devin Street wide open in the end zone for a 10-yard score with 7:13 left in the second quarter, but Wallace answered with his final touchdown - an 18-yard toss to Vince Sanders - 71 seconds later. Pittsburgh managed a field goal late in the half to move within 21-10, but could get no closer.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Graham, the second-leading rusher in school history, has a lingering hamstring injury. … Mississippi freshman I'Tavius Mathers set a bowl record with a 62-yard scoring run on his first carry and finished with 96 yards, all in the final nine minutes. … Sunseri’s first-quarter interception ended a streak in which he had thrown 272 consecutive passes without a pick.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:16
Mississippi   TD  Mississippi 7 - Pittsburgh 0
1st Quarter - 5:22
Mississippi   TD  Mississippi 14 - Pittsburgh 0
2nd Quarter - 7:13
Pittsburgh   TD  Mississippi 14 - Pittsburgh 7
2nd Quarter - 6:02
Mississippi   TD  Mississippi 21 - Pittsburgh 7
2nd Quarter - 1:56
Pittsburgh   FG  Mississippi 21 - Pittsburgh 10
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Mississippi   FG  Mississippi 24 - Pittsburgh 10
3rd Quarter - 0:21
Mississippi   TD  Mississippi 31 - Pittsburgh 10
4th Quarter - 8:48
Mississippi   TD  Mississippi 38 - Pittsburgh 10
4th Quarter - 2:23
Pittsburgh   TD  Mississippi 38 - Pittsburgh 17
TEAMS

Team Records

  Pittsburgh Mississippi
W/L 6 - 7 - 0 7 - 6 - 0
Conference 3 - 4 - 0 3 - 5 - 0

Team Stats

  Pittsburgh Mississippi
Score 17 38
First Downs 17 23
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-16
25%
9-for-20
45%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
3-for-3
100%
Total Yards 266 387
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 36-81 49-224
Average/Rush 2.2 4.6
Passing
Comp-Att 16-32 24-37
Passing Yards 185 163
Average/Pass Play 5.1 4.3
Penalties-Yards 3-26 8-66
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 2
Time of Possession 28:36 31:24

PLAYER STATS

Pittsburgh (6 - 7)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Sunseri 16/32 185 2 1
Mississippi (7 - 6)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Wallace 22/32 151 3 2
B. Brunetti 2/4 12 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Shell 25 79 3.2 0
M. Crockett 5 18 3.6 0
T. Sunseri 6 -16 -2.7 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
I. Mathers 6 96 16.0 1
J. Walton 10 56 5.6 0
R. Mackey 8 36 4.5 0
B. Wallace 8 27 3.4 0
B. Brunetti 7 22 3.1 1
J. Scott 6 18 3.0 0
K. Neat 1 -5 -5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Street 7 83 11.9 1
M. Shanahan 4 57 14.2 1
M. Crockett 2 24 12.0 0
E. Tinker 1 14 14.0 0
R. Jones 1 4 4.0 0
J. Holtz 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
V. Sanders 5 39 7.8 1
J. Logan 6 36 6.0 1
D. Moncrief 6 31 5.2 0
R. Mackey 1 27 27.0 1
F. Allen 1 15 15.0 0
K. Neat 2 13 6.5 0
J. Scott 3 2 0.7 0