After the Independence Bowl was canceled, Tennessee had to drop out of the Liberty Bowl for the Army to finally get a Bowl invite for this postseason, The Black Knights almost took the opportunity

West Virginia (6-4) defeated the Army 24-21 Thursday, slowing the Black Knights’ triple-option rushing attack (182 yards on 59 carries)

The third quarter launch of backup quarterback Austin Kendall – and a surprise onside kick rebound – sparked the mountaineers who put together two touchdown drives in the second half to help overcome a 21-10 deficit / p>

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Great urge to open the half and the army is leading 21-10

With the 3 rushing TDs, Tyler tied a @ AzOLibertyBowl record

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One last thing about 2020 that you never dreamed you would read:

#WVU beats Army in the Liberty Bowl, 24-21, as Austin Kendall threw two TD passes in the second half to try to close an 11-point deficit

Quinn Maretzki missed a potential tie field goal from 39 yards in less than two minutes, but Army had one last chance to steal victory after forcing a three and a force and getting the ball back at its 31-yard line to play at 1:22 The Black Knights picked up 22 yards, but Josh Chandler-Semedo intercepted Christian Anderson to seal the game

It was a tough result for the Army and their defenses as West Virginia slowed in the first half Javhari Bourdeau intercepted a pass and Malkelm Morrison sacked Jarret Doege to give the Black Knights a short field for their second touchdown

If you need another example of the lack of leadership in college football, don’t think of anyone standing up for the Army in a bowl if it’s left out. It took a COVID outbreak in Tennessee to Knights in That is a shameful treatment by America’s best and brightest

Army attempted 10 wins for the fourth time in history and the third time in seven seasons for head coach Jeff Monken. The Black Knights finished 9-3

After giving Mike O’Laughlin a three-yard touchdown pass, Kendall helped the climbers gain a three-point lead A little more than five minutes before he connected with a wide open T. Simmons from 20 meters away

The Oklahoma transfer threw 1989 yards and 12 touchdowns with 10 interceptions but ended up on the depth map behind Jarret Doege this season, but when West Virginia needed a spark, he provided it

A harbinger of New Years Eve for better things in 2021: Austin Kendall

Prove that if you can make it and keep working – like we all had to do this year

, you can have a happy ending

No, Tyhier Tyler didn’t throw a pass (Anderson finished the 4-of-6 for 57 yards) No surprises – Tyler has tried all four passes this season

But the Army’s leading rusher did his job all over again, outperforming the team in tries and yards while scoring all three touchdowns watching Tyler lead the offensive is a blast from the past as the Black Knights condense their formation, make quick moves, and use playing fields to keep the ball moving

Interesting to watch the Army QB stay close at hand – they take a short break so the linemen can apply pressure before pushing the lane it worked when the target hit 1-2 meters at a time

One day Army will have a 99-yd-40-play ride that takes up a whole half

It only works with a dynamic leader like Tyler and a strong Defense Army both had this season, although getting 10 wins for the third time in four years was not enough

The best individual and team performances we’ve seen since the playoffs began six years ago

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