Morgantown, W.VA – The West Virginia 2020 scheduled football season has come to as much of a 2020-esque anticlimactic end as one could have guessed. After keeping the football team staying positive and testing negative throughout the entire season, the last week of the season got the best of the Mountaineers.
It was announced last Tuesday that West Virginia would be suspending football program activities due to COVID-19 and subsequent contact tracing. The down side: the Oklahoma Sooners rescheduled game from November 28 was now officially canceled. The Mountaineers were handed their season finale in the form of a stunning loss in Ames, Iowa against conference championship-bound Iowa State.
COVID-19 has turned every aspect of the world upside down in 2020 and West Virginia football was affected after months and months of trying their best to stay positive and test negative. Football head coach Neal Brown has been speaking the mantra to his team and staff since June when the program started their socially-distanced voluntary activities.
Following the Thanksgiving holiday and its travels, the Mountaineers got in contact with the virus and the season finale game was gone.
Now, the Mountaineers await a bowl game bid and the decision to participate or not. The following are the projected bowl placements around various media outlets:
CBSSports: AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis, TN vs. Kentucky
ESPN: Guaranteed Rate Bowl in Phoenix, AZ vs. Penn State
ESPN: Guaranteed Rate Bowl in Phoenix, AZ vs. Rutgers
CollegeFootballNews: AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis, TN vs. Kentucky
The Mountaineers will find out their bowl game bid this coming Sunday following the Big 12 conference championship game.