After much concern that Army would not be able to play in a bowl game, disaster was averted on Monday.
The Knights will face off against West Virginia in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31.
Army was initially supposed to play in the Independence Bowl, but the game was canceled Sunday after several teams opted out of postseason play.
Tennessee was originally scheduled to play in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, but had to drop out after getting word of multiple positive COVID-19 tests among players and coaches, including head coach Jeremy Pruitt.
The pieces ended up aligning perfectly for Army.
“They were desperate for an opportunity to play one more time,” Army coach Jeff Monken said after getting the news.
“I was just humbled that people would think that much of our team and our young men to be advocates for them. Our players can’t advocate for themselves. They got to just take what’s offered. To have people that believe in them and think so highly of this institution and this program, really it’s humbling.”