2011 BBVA Compass Bowl (formerly known as the Papajohns.com Bowl and the Birmingham Bowl) is a postseason college football bowl game between a team from the Big East Conference and a team from the SEC to be played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama on January 8, 2011 (12 p.m. ET). ESPN provides television coverage.
2011 Compass Bowl
Location: Birmingham, AL
Pittsburgh Panthers (7-5) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (6-6)
Date: Saturday January 8th, 2011
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Point Spread: Pittsburgh Panthers -3
Over/Under Line: 52.5
Wildcats are going to go without QB Mike Hartline in this one.Panthers are playing without head coach Dave Wannstedt. Panthers listed as 3½-point favorites versus the Wildcats, while the game's total is sitting at 52½. Kentucky was a 24-14 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Tennessee.Pittsburgh was a 28-10 winner on the road against Cincinnati.
Dave Wannstedt, who was forced to resign after the regular season, was expected to coach Pitt in the bowl game, however stated on January 3, 2011 he will not. Instead defensive coordinator Phil Bennett will coach.