Pitt tapped for Military Bowl

Pitt's bowl fate was determined Sunday afternoon as the Panthers will head to Annapolis, Md., for the Military Bowl against Navy Dec. 28.

Pitt received an official invite Sunday afternoon from the Military Bowl where the Panthers will play No. 21 Navy on Dec. 28. 

"The Military Bowl is a tremendous opportunity for our team to end the season against a nationally ranked opponent,” Pitt head coach Narduzzi said. "Navy is a Top 25 team with a Heisman-caliber quarterback in Keenan Reynolds. They will present us with a formidable challenge."

Pitt (8-4, 6-2 ACC) heads to a bowl for the eighth consecutive season after the team's winningest season in six years. The bowl trip marks the 32nd in program history. 

Navy (9-2, 7-1 American) ascended as high as No. 15 in the rankings before a loss to Houston Nov. 27. Navy's only other loss came against then-No. 15 Notre Dame on Oct. 10. 

The Midshipmen still have one game to play, their annual rivalry matchup against Army on Dec. 12. 

Pitt and Navy will meet for the 40th time in a series that dates back to 1912. The Panthers lead the all-time series 22-14-3 but Navy won the last meeting in 2013 on a game-winning field goal as time expired. 

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