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Mountaineers look for new Liberty Bowl opponent

Morgantown, W.VA. – Roughly 24 hours after the AutoZone Liberty Bowl game was set, the West Virginia Mountaineers find themselves the last team standing for the December 31st matchup. Monday afternoon the Tennessee Volunteers announced that they were suspending football program activities due to COVID-19 cases and contact tracing.

The West Virginia Mountaineers are left without an opponent ten days before the team is set to play their 2020 season finale.

After the announcement, which has not been confirmed by the Liberty Bowl, many were calling for Army to step in and take Tennessee’s place. The Army football team finished their season with nine wins and did not receive a bowl bid on Selection Sunday. Sunday evening, the program announced they would be willing to step in for any team during this unprecedented season.

The Liberty Bowl is set to kick off at 3:00 ET on December 31 in Memphis, Tennessee. It would be likely and beneficial for the bowl organization to extend an invitation to Army in the near future.

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