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Mustangs defeat Pitt 28-6 to win the BBVA Compass Bowl

Crowd photo makes SI's "College Superfans" — Social media brings Mustang spirit to the world

January 11, 2012

BIRMINGHAM (SMU) - The social media channels were buzzing with the excitement of SMU's playing — and defeating — the Pitt Panthers in Saturday's 2012 BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala.

"I don't use the word perfect very often, but today was nothing short of it," blogged first-year fan Michael Pittman after SMU's victory. "How else do you describe meeting President Turner, getting on ESPN, and taking a picture with THE Eric Dickerson? The weather was beautiful — 60 degrees and sunny. Our Mustangs pulled off a 28-6 win against a solid Pittsburgh team. I love my school."

Former SMU great Eric Dickerson, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, spoke to the Mustangs after the game: "Way to make Dallas proud. Way to make SMU proud. Way to make yourselves proud. You will always remember this game."

SMU MustangSee Sports Illustrated's "College Superfans" photo.

See the fans' comments:

SMU MustangOn Bowl Bound Blog: Postings from the Mustang band, spirit squad, students, alumni and fans.

SMU MustangOn Facebook: The shout-outs and the photos.

SMU MustangOn Twitter: Minute-by-minute Mustang spirit.

Free souvenir game programs are still available from BBVA Compass branches in the North Texas area. Read more.

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