The West Virginia Mountaineers will face off against the Army Black Knights in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31, the bowl announced Monday evening.
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WVU was originally scheduled to play the Tennessee Volunteers, with both schools accepting official invitations Sunday night. It was reported Monday afternoon, however, that positive COVID-19 tests within the Tennessee program forced the Volunteers to withdraw from the Bowl.
The Black Knights are 9-2 this season, defeating Air Forced, 10-7, in their most recent game on Dec. 19. Army and WVU have played three times, in 1941, 1946 and 1961. Army holds a 2-1 advantage over the Mountaineers.
The two teams will kickoff against the Mountaineers at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31 in Memphis Tennessee.