Record crowd watches Ole Miss thrash Pitt 38-17 in BBVA Compass Bowl

      Ole Miss fans turned out in droves to Legion Field on Saturday. A bowl record 59,135 were in attendance for 2013 BBVA Compass Bowl. (

      A record bowl crowd of 59,135 witnessed the Ole Miss Rebels crush Pittsburgh, 38-17, in the 2013 BBVA Compass Bowl at Legion Field on Saturday.

      Rebels quarterback Bo Wallace tossed three touchdown passes to three different receivers in the win, helping his team cap off a 7-6 season under first-year head coach Hugh Freeze. The junior college transfer finished 22-32 passing for 151 yards.

      Three different Rebels receivers caught touchdown passes from Wallace including Ja-Mess Logan's 13-yard catch early in the first quarter for the game's first touchdown.

      Receivers Vince Sanders and Randall Mackey also scored in the game for Ole Miss.

      Freeze's hurry-up offense managed to run a staggering 86 plays in the game, 49 of which came on the ground, and they racked up 387 total yards. Seven different Ole Miss players recorded carries in the game with freshman I'Tavius Mathers leading all rushers with 96 yards and a touchdown on just six attempts.

      Pittsburgh struggled on offense without their star running back Ray Graham, who watched from the sidelines with a hamstring injury. The Panthers were held to 266 total yards of offense, and rushed for just 88 in the loss.

      Panthers quarterback Tino Sunseri went 16-32 in the air, throwing two touchdowns and an interception. Devin Street led all receivers with seven catches for 83 yards and a touchdown.

      Freeze, who was hired at Ole Miss on December 5, 2011 after two seasons as the Arkansas State head coach, has revitalized an Ole Miss football program that was on its death bed after going 2-10, 0-8 in the SEC in 2011 under Houston Nutt.

      Freeze's successful inaugural season included wins over Auburn, Arkansas and in-state rival Mississippi State, who they dismantled at home 41-24 in their regular season finale.

      Team Stat Comparison {}PITTMISS 1st Downs1723Total Yards266387Passing185163Rushing81224Penalties3-268-663rd Down Conversions4-169-204th Down Conversions0-23-3Turnovers22Possession28:3631:24Passing Leaders {} PittsburghC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT Sunseri16/321855.821 {} Ole MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT Wallace22/321514.732Rushing Leaders {} PittsburghCARYDSAVGTDLG Shell25793.2014Crockett5183.6010 {} Ole MissCARYDSAVGTDLG Mathers69616.0162Walton10565.6016Receiving Leaders {} PittsburghRECYDSAVGTDLG Street78311.9122Shanahan45714.3120 {} Ole MissRECYDSAVGTDLG Sanders5397.8118Logan6366.0114Scoring Summary FIRST QUARTERPITTMISS TD10:18Ja-Mes Logan 14 Yd Pass From Bo Wallace (Bryson Rose Kick) 07TD05:22Randall Mackey 27 Yd Pass From Bo Wallace (Bryson Rose Kick) 014 SECOND QUARTERPITTMISS TD07:13Devin Street 10 Yd Pass From Tino Sunseri (Kevin Harper Kick) 714TD06:02Vince Sanders 18 Yd Pass From Bo Wallace (Bryson Rose Kick) 721FG01:58Kevin Harper 47 Yd 1021FG00:00Bryson Rose 31 Yd 1024 THIRD QUARTERPITTMISS TD00:21Barry Brunetti 1 Yd Run (Bryson Rose Kick) 1031 FOURTH QUARTERPITTMISS TD08:48I'Tavius Mathers 62 Yd Run (Bryson Rose Kick) 1038TD02:23Mike Shanahan 16 Yd Pass From Tino Sunseri (Kevin Harper Kick) 1738