4 p.m. EST, West Virginia vs Army. Memphis, Tennessee.
It’s the great Army option rushing offense against the great Mountaineer run defense in what should be an interesting fight. West Virginia second-year head man Neal Brown was 3-0 in bowl games at Troy, but he’ll need a big day out of the NFL-caliber defensive line brother tandem of Dante and Darius Stills to slow down the Army ground attack. link
That's exactly why this could be a fun game to watch or a disaster for Army. It's not going to be a gimme for Army, they're going to have to play one of their best games of the year to beat West Virginia. Sure, the Mountaineers are 5-4 vs the Black Knights' 9-2, but let's be blunt, Army played several games against significantly weaker opponents. Army's pass rush and pass defense are going to have turn it up to 11, something we haven't seen much so far this season--although the pass defense looked good in more than a few games, it's going to have to be great in the Liberty Bowl.
I don't bet, and I don't predict--I cheer for my team. I hope to be able to shout many times the two prettiest words in the English language: TOUCHDOWN, ARMY!
Update: Army was up 14-10 at the half, but games aren't decided at the half. Both teams demonstrated that they deserved to be in a bowl game, with West Virginia winning 24-21.