BBVA Compass Bowl: Ten Reasons Why You Should Watch Pittsburgh Versus Kentucky

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BBVA Compass Bowl: Ten Reasons Why You Should Watch Pittsburgh Versus Kentucky

The 2011 BBVA Compass Bowl features some of the most compelling storylines of any of the 35 college postseason matchups, just not for the right reasons.

In an era where NCAA football has transformed to a steadfast ritual of cash grabs, and the market for bowl games approaches saturation, a human interest angle is often necessary to be truly engaged in a particular competition, especially one that pairs two teams that will admit they had forgettable seasons.

Were it not for the many intriguing subplots to this matchup between the 6-6 Kentucky Wildcats of the Southeastern Conference and the 7-5 Pittsburgh Panthers from the Big East, you would just as soon group the BBVA Compass Bowl's significance with the other 29 non-BCS bowl games.

Multiple head coaching changes within a single month, quarterback suspensions, criminal charges against coaches, NFL-bound players competing in their last collegiate game, and recruiting ramifications are only a few of the reasons this game of otherwise tertiary importance means so much to these two universities.

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