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Pittsburgh Panthers Bowls

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ▪ Colors: Gold & Blue
Stadium: Heinz Field (cap. 65,050)
Record*: 110 Years, 645-454-37, .584 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 646-453-37 by NCAA.

Conferences: ACC, Big East and Ind
Conference Champion: 2 Times
Bowls: 30 Bowls, 13-17, .433 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 20 Times (Preseason), 19 Times (Final), 292 Weeks (Total)

30 Bowls

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Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 2013 Dec 26, 2013 Thu Little Caesars Bowl Pittsburgh 30 Bowling Green State 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl - Ford Field, Detroit, MI
2 2012 Jan 5, 2013 Sat BBVA Compass Bowl Mississippi 38 Pittsburgh 17 BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham, AL)
3 2011 Jan 7, 2012 Sat BBVA Compass Bowl Southern Methodist 28 Pittsburgh 6 BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham, AL)
4 2010 Jan 8, 2011 Sat BBVA Compass Bowl Pittsburgh 27 Kentucky 10 BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham, AL)
5 2009 Dec 26, 2009 Sat Meineke Car Care Bowl Pittsburgh 19 North Carolina 17 Meineke Car Care Bowl (Charlotte, NC)
6 2008 Dec 31, 2008 Wed Sun Bowl Oregon State 3 Pittsburgh 0 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
7 2004 Jan 1, 2005 Sat Fiesta Bowl Utah 35 Pittsburgh 7 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
8 2003 Dec 27, 2003 Sat Continental Tire Bowl Virginia 23 Pittsburgh 16 Continental Tire Bowl (Charlotte, NC)
9 2002 Dec 26, 2002 Thu Insight Bowl Pittsburgh 38 Oregon State 13 Insight Bowl (Phoenix, AZ)
10 2001 Dec 20, 2001 Thu Tangerine Bowl II Pittsburgh 34 North Carolina State 19 Tangerine Bowl II (Orlando, FL)
11 2000 Dec 28, 2000 Thu Insight Bowl Iowa State 37 Pittsburgh 29 Insight Bowl (Phoenix, AZ)
12 1997 Dec 31, 1997 Wed Liberty Bowl Southern Mississippi 41 Pittsburgh 7 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
13 1989 Dec 30, 1989 Sat Sun Bowl Pittsburgh 31 Texas A&M 28 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
14 1987 Dec 31, 1987 Thu Bluebonnet Bowl Texas 32 Pittsburgh 27 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
15 1983 Jan 2, 1984 Mon Fiesta Bowl Ohio State 28 Pittsburgh 23 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
16 1982 Jan 1, 1983 Sat Cotton Bowl Southern Methodist 7 Pittsburgh 3 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
17 1981 Jan 1, 1982 Fri Sugar Bowl Pittsburgh 24 Georgia 20 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
18 1980 Dec 29, 1980 Mon Gator Bowl Pittsburgh 37 South Carolina 9 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
19 1979 Dec 25, 1979 Tue Fiesta Bowl Pittsburgh 16 Arizona 10 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
20 1978 Dec 23, 1978 Sat Tangerine Bowl North Carolina State 30 Pittsburgh 17 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)
Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
21 1977 Dec 30, 1977 Fri Gator Bowl Pittsburgh 34 Clemson 3 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
22 1976 Jan 1, 1977 Sat Sugar Bowl Pittsburgh 27 Georgia 3 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
23 1975 Dec 26, 1975 Fri Sun Bowl Pittsburgh 33 Kansas 19 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
24 1973 Dec 21, 1973 Fri Fiesta Bowl Arizona State 28 Pittsburgh 7 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
25 1956 Dec 29, 1956 Sat Gator Bowl Georgia Tech 21 Pittsburgh 14 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
26 1955 Jan 2, 1956 Mon Sugar Bowl Georgia Tech 7 Pittsburgh 0 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
27 1936 Jan 1, 1937 Fri Rose Bowl Pittsburgh 21 Washington 0 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
28 1932 Jan 2, 1933 Mon Rose Bowl Southern California 35 Pittsburgh 0 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
29 1929 Jan 1, 1930 Wed Rose Bowl Southern California 47 Pittsburgh 14 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
30 1927 Jan 2, 1928 Mon Rose Bowl Stanford 7 Pittsburgh 6 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)