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Liberty Bowl: West Virginia 24, Army 21

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Reserve quarterback Austin Kendall threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Simmons with 5:10 left and West Virginia held off Army 24-21in the Liberty Bowl.

Army (9-3) had a chance to tie it with 1:50 left, but Quinn Maretzki's 39-yard field goal was wide left. Josh Chandler ended Army's final possession with an interception, and led the Mountaineers (9-3) with 13 tackles.

Simmons also scored on a 5-yard pass from starting quarterback Jarret Doege.

Army quarterback Tyhier Tyler had three rushing touchdowns - from 1, 6, and 2 yards - to tie a Liberty Bowl record.

What began as a defensive battle, changed after halftime. Army's rushing offense got untracked, while a change in quarterbacks to Kendall for West Virginia gave it more firepower through the air.


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Associated Press


December 31, 2020


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