After a 37-10 victory over 16th ranked Kansas State, the Mountaineers are beginning to move up in several outlet’s bowl projections. Last week, College Football News had West Virginia going up against former head coach Dana Holgorsen and the Houston Cougars in the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl. However, following the victory, they now have West Virginia going to a new bowl destination.
In their post-week 9 College Football Bowl projections, CFN now has the Mountaineers competing in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl against the Air Force Falcons. So far this season, the Falcons have only competed in three games, going 1-2 with their only win coming against Navy. Being that they are a triple-option team, they are currently averaging 330 yards per game on the ground, and are averaging 5.9 yards per rush.
This style of offense would be unlike any other the Mountaineers will see on their remaining schedule in 2020, and would provide a stiff challenge for Jordan Lesley and Jahmile Addae to prepare for.
The Mountaineers and Falcons have never met on the gridiron, so this matchup would provide both the opportunity to gain the advantage over the other. However, it is unlikely the two would be seeing each other again for quite a while.