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WVU Football Projected with Old Big East Foe in Bowl Game



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WVU Football has been projected to face Syracuse in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas on Dec. 23, according to Action’s Brett McMurphy. West Virginia is now 7-4 after defeating Cincinnati in the final home game over the weekend.

Syracuse is still one win away from becoming bowl-eligible. The Orange recently fired head coach Dino Babers on Sunday. This would be the first time since 2018 that the two old Big East foes matchup.

McMurphy told WVSN that West Virginia would finish 6-6 before the season started.

Other Big 12 bowl projections: Texas (Cotton Bowl), Iowa State (Liberty Bowl), Oklahoma (Alamo Bowl), Kansas State (Pop-Tarts Bowl), Oklahoma State (Texas Bowl), Kansas (Guaranteed Rate Bowl), UCF (Gasparilla Bowl), Texas Tech (Independence Bowl).

McMurphy moved WVU into bowl contention after beating Pitt at home in the Backyard Brawl. West Virginia won four consecutive games after the Penn State loss, which is the first time since 2018 that the program has done so. It’s also the first time since 2018 that HC Neal Brown has won four in a row, back when he was at Troy. West Virginia then suffered a heartbreaking loss to Houston after a Hail Mary throw and then allowed 28 points in the fourth quarter to Oklahoma State at home. The Mountaineers got back on track with back-to-back wins over UCF and BYU to become bowl-eligible.

West Virginia will look for win No. 8 when they travel to Waco, Texas to take on Baylor on Saturday.

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