The Pittsburgh Panthers carried by a stout defensive performance, took down a ranked Syracuse team to keep their bowl hopes alive. We took a couple of weeks off but with the bowl season starting to gain more clarity, let’s take a look at where the Panthers could be playing.
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Opponent: Eastern Carolina Pirates
Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl
Location: Tampa, Florida
Bonagura Opponent: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl
Location: El Paso, Texas
Schlabach opponent: Oregon State Beavers
Wasabi Fenway Bowl
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Opponent: Memphis Tigers
The fight for bowl eligibility is still on. Six is the magic number to hit and the Panthers can not take any game for granted with how this season has gone so far. Next up is a road game against Virginia that the Panthers will be favorites in. The Pitt Panthers have fallen short of their goals and fan expectations, but not qualifying for a bowl would be about as disappointing of a season that could happen. With Duke and Miami the following matchups, the Panthers have to take care of business in the games they are expected to win to ensure missing a bowl does not happen.