It's OSU-Pitt in the Sun Bowl

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It's not the Rose Bowl by any means, but hey, we're bowling for the eighth time in ten years.

Pittsburgh, on the other hand, hasn't been in a bowl game since 2004, and they're ecstatic to travel to El Paso and play on New Years' Eve.

The Panthers, tied for second in the Big East conference with West Virginia and Rutgers, will enter the game 9-3 overall and ranked 18th in the nation. 

"We're looking forward to it,'' said Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt. "Heck, we haven't been to a bowl game for a few years. ... our kids are just bug-eyed. They're excited about just being part of something that's really neat in our minds. They know that the Sun Bowl, because of the tradition of it, when it's being played, the TV exposure, the crowd, everything about it - our kids are looking at this like we're getting the opportunity to play in the best bowl game in the entire country and that's how we're approaching it.''

Oregon State, now 8-4 overall and 7-2 in the Pac-10, will enter the game ranked 24th in the nation, coming off a devastating loss to Oregon. 

The Beavers do have recent history of success in El Paso. In 2006, Matt Moore and Yvenson Bernard rallied the Beavers to a 39-38 win over Gary Pinkel's Missouri Tigers...

What's your favorite Sun Bowl Memory?

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