Yahoo! Sports’ projection of West Virginia heading to the Liberty Bowl has not changed. Last week, they predicted that the Mountaineers would play Vanderbilt, and that projection holds steady this week.
It’s a solid matchup for West Virginia, who would almost certainly be projected to win. While you do want to play a better team in a bowl, and West Virginia certainly had higher expectations for this season, a big bowl win could springboard the Mountaineers into a strong 2018.
West Virginia could return the two most important players on the offensive side of the ball: Will Grier and David Sills. The duo have been ripping Big 12 defenses apart this season, and could return for round two next year. If both forgo the NFL, and West Virginia can continue their defensive run, the Mountaineers will be a trendy pick to win the conference title next year.
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