WVU is Projected to Face Off Against Familiar Face in Bowl Season

With football season upon us, many outlets are beginning to publish their season predictions, including some bowl projections, for the 2020 season.

Jerry Palm of CBS Sports put out his bowl projections recently, and he has the Mountaineers facing off against a familiar coach in late December.

Palm has the Mountaineers playing in the Cactus Bowl on December 27th against the Texas State Bobcats — who is now coached by former WVU offensive coordinator Jake Spavital.

Spavital accepted the head coaching job at Texas State prior to the conclusion of the 2018 season, and finished with a 3-9 record in 2019.


While virtually no coaches remain from the staff that Spavital was on at WVU, it would be interesting to see him compete against some of his former players in the Old Gold and Blue.


Palm also has the Mountaineers finishing with a 4-6 record for the 2020 season.