Pitt selected to take on UCLA in the Sun Bowl

Photo credit Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pitt Panthers have been selected for the 2022 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, where they will take on #18 UCLA Bruins on Sunday, December 30th, 2022.

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The Panthers finished the season 8-4 (5-3 in ACC) and the Bruins finished 9-3 (6-3 in PAC 12), they will meet in El Paso, Texas at 2:00 p.m. EST.

This marks the sixth time head coach Pat Narduzzi has been able to lead the Panthers to a bowl game in his 8 years at the University of Pittsburgh.

The team made it all the way to the Peach Bowl last year after 11-win season and will be in the running for a 20-win two-year span for the first time since 1981-82’.

Pitt has been to the Sun Bowl 4 times before and have a 2-2 record in the game. They beat Kansas in 1975 and Texas A&M in 1989, but lost to Oregon State in 2008 and most recently to Stanford in 2018.

The Panthers have taken on UCLA a total of fourteen times before and are behind on the overall series 9-5. This will be their first meeting since 1972 and the first bowl meeting for them.

They enter the second-oldest bowl game in all of college football game, as one of the hottest teams in college football. They were 4-0 in November and finished second in the ACC costal Division.

Fans can contact the Pitt Athletics ticket office by calling 1-800-643-PITT (7488) or emailing tickets@athletics.pitt.edu to request tickets for the 2022 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl.

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