According to Brett McMurphy of ESPN Pitt barely squeaked in and got a bowl game, and they will play MAC champion Bowling Green in Detroit on December 26th. The Falcons are 10-3 on the season and recently beat previously undefeated Northern Illinois in the MAC championship game, 47-27. Their three losses came at Indiana in the first game of the season, 42-20, at Mississippi State 21-20, and at home to Toledo 28-25. They've won their last five games.
The Falcons are led by former Bishop McDevitt quarterback Matt Johnson, who has already gone to twitter seeking revenge for Pitt not taking him because of his height. Johnson threw for 393 yards and 5 touchdowns against then No. 14 Northern Illinois. On the season he has thrown for 3,195 yards and 23 touchdowns. Running back Travis Greene ran for 133 yards against Northern Illinois to give him 1,555 yards on the season.
Bowling Green is also No. 23 in total offense, No.1 in time of possession, No. 8 in total defense, No. 5 in scoring defense, No. 2 in red zone defense, No.4 in pass defense, and No. 9 in punt returns.