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West Virginia’s bowl projections have been all over the place in 2020. With every week, the Mountaineers seem to find themselves with a different bowl destination in their future. Yesterday, Jerry Palm of CBS Sports projected West Virginia to the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl to play the UTSA Roadrunners for the second week in a row. However, more projections have began to flood in, and it appears as if the Mountaineers are heavily favored to make a return to the Autozone Liberty Bowl.

 

ESPN

  • Kyle Bonagura: West Virginia to the Liberty Bowl to face Kentucky
  • Mark Schlabach: West Virginia to the Liberty Bowl to face Tennessee

College Football News 

  • Staff writer: West Virginia to the Liberty Bowl to face Arkansas

 

Kyle Bonagura of ESPN has West Virginia pinned up against Kentucky. The Mountaineers have played the Wildcats twenty times before, with Kentucky holding an 11-8-1 edge. This matchup would be most intriguing for WVU Head Coach Neal Brown. Brown served as Kentucky’s offensive coordinator from 2013-2014, and spent the majority of his playing career there.

 

Mark Schlabach of ESPN has West Virginia going up against Tennessee. The two teams have met once before in the 2018 season opener. The Mountaineers were able to cruise to a 40-14 win behind a five touchdown performance from Will Grier.

 

College Football News is projecting West Virginia to draw Arkansas. The Razorbacks have never played the Mountaineers on the gridiron.

 

West Virginia last played in the Liberty Bowl in 2014, losing to Texas A&M, 45-37.

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