Ole Miss concludes bounce-back season with bowl win over Pitt

Updated: January 5, 2013, 8:26 PM ET
Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Hugh Freeze needed only one year to make a winner out of a Mississippi team that was woeful in 2011.

The coach noted with satisfaction that most experts didn't predict such dramatic improvement in his first season.

Bo Wallace threw three touchdown passes and Ole Miss beat Pittsburgh 38-17 in the BBVA Compass Bowl on Saturday to complete an impressive turnaround. Ole Miss (7-6) took a five-win improvement over its 2-10 finish in 2011.

"I've tried to ...

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