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West Virginia to Now Play Army in Liberty Bowl

NCAA Football: Baylor at West Virginia

The Liberty Bowl has gotten a shake up, as the West Virginia Mountaineers will now take on the Army Black Knights.

The Mountaineers were scheduled to play the Tennessee Volunteers in Memphis, Tennessee next week, but the Vols pulled out of the game due to issues with COVID-19.

Then, Army started to surface as a potential opponent for the Mountaineers, with WVU head coach Neal Brown vouching for the Black Knights.

Stadium’s Brett McMurphy then confirmed the game was on.


Army went an impressive 9-2 this season, but was not originally selected for a bowl game. Instead, the bowl games picked several 3-7 SEC teams. Talk about a joke.

I know these games are about money, but if there is ever a year to reward a 9-2 Military Academy, it would seem like the year when fans can’t pack stadiums (which is where the SEC fan bases have an advantage) would be the year to do it.

But hey, it’s college football, so common sense is not often in the equation. However thankfully, we’ll get to see the Black Knights and its triple-option offense against West Virginia next week.

The Liberty Bowl will kick off on Thursday, December 31st at 2:45 p.m. CST from Liberty Bowl Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. The game will air on ESPN.

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