Army Takes Liberty Bowl Spot Left by Tennessee’s Withdrawal
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Army will play West Virginia in the Liberty Bowl, filling the spot left by Tennessee's withdrawal because of COVID-19 test results. Army had been left without a bowl despite a 9-2 record when the Independence Bowl was called off Sunday night without an available team for the Black Knights to play. West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons says he's happy the Mountaineers will face a deserving Army team in the bowl game in Memphis, Tennessee, on Dec. 31. Tennessee pulled out of the bowl a day after agreeing to play and ended its season at 3-7. Coach Jeremy Pruitt is among those who tested positive for COVID-19.