MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — 12:34 p.m.: In a game that had its fair share of twists and turns, WVU will face Army in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn. The Mountaineers (5-4) last played in the Liberty Bowl in 2014 against Texas A&M, while the Black Knights (9-2) are making their debut. The forecast is calling for a steady rain, so both team’s ground games will be key, but each team features a top 10 defense. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. on ESPN.
3:29 p.m.: The line moved from -7.5 to -10.5 in favor of the Mountaineers on Thursday, and that is largely in part to Black Knights offensive coordinator Brent Davis and several running backs out.
3:50 p.m.: An interesting development in the depth chart for WVU is Scottie Young is listed over Tykee Smith. Young is eligible for the first time this season after transferring from Arizona, while Smith was an All-American this year.
4:14 p.m.: A promising drive ends for the Mountaineers with a missed 37-yard field goal by Tyler Sumpter. A wasted opportunity early for WVU as Army takes over for its first possession.
4:18 p.m.: Couldn’t have been a better start for WVU’s defense, forcing a three-and-out. Scottie Young made a stop in his debut and Darius Stills blew up the run on 3rd down. Mountaineers will begin their second drive on their own 31.
4:24 p.m.: WVU quarterback Jarret Doege has all day to throw and still throws a pick after forcing it down field. His fourth interception of the season.
4:27 p.m.: WVU’s defensive line is absolutely blowing up the front for the Black Knights and get a stop on 4th down. Big stop for the Mountaineers.
4:34 p.m.: Another promising drive ends in the red zone for WVU, but this time Sumpter connects on the 31-yard field goal. The Mountaineers take a 3-0 lead.
4:57 p.m.: Luck, penalties and breakdowns on the outside allow Army to find the end zone and take the lead. Tyhier Tyler scores from a yard out to make it 7-3.
5:07 p.m.: A touchdown pass from Doege to T.J. Simmons gives WVU its first touchdown since the fourth quarter of the TCU game on Nov. 14, which was also a Doege pass to Simmons. A 12-play 77-yard drive gives the Mountaineers the lead back at 10-7.
5:20 p.m.: Jarret Doege just made one of the worst plays I’ve ever seen a quarterback make, staring at a defender coming at him, taking the hit and then fumbling.
5:22 p.m.: Two plays later, Tyler scores for Army to take a 14-10 lead. Just an awful mistake by Doege.
5:26 p.m.: Just an awful few plays by Doege to end the half. Army goes into the locker room with a 14-10 lead.
6 p.m.: Army eats up eight minutes of the third quarter clock in 13 plays to score and the Mountaineers are in trouble, trailing 21-10.
6:07 p.m.: Austin Kendall checks in at quarterback for WVU. The circle is complete.
6:13 p.m.: Kendall leads WVU on a 10-play, 80-yard drive that is capped off with a touchdown pass to Mike O’Laughlin. T.J. Simmons drops the 2-point conversion attempt but the Mountaineers now trail 21-16.
6:21 p.m.: A surprise onside kick recovered by WVU is all for not as the Mountaineer are forced to punt. Tyler Sumpter does it for the brand, though, is his punt rolls to the Army 3.
6:51 p.m.: Austin Kendall hits Simmons for a touchdown to give WVU a 22-21 lead, and Reese Smith scores the 2-point conversion to give the Mountaineers 24-21.
7:01 p.m.: A missed field goal by Army gives WVU the ball back with 1:50 left in the fourth.
7:09 p.m.: Josh Chandler-Semedo ends it with an interception and WVU ends it with a 24-21 win, their first bowl win since the 2015 Cactus Bowl.