The 56th AutoZone Liberty Bowl will feature West Virginia versus Texas A&M, the Big 12 against the Southeastern Conference and Dana Holgorsen matched up against his former boss.
The Mountaineers (7-5, 5-4) will face the Aggies (7-5, 3-5) in Memphis, Tenn., on Dec. 29. ESPN will televise the game, which kicks off at 2 p.m.
WVU and Texas A&M have never played.
“We faced a very challenging schedule this season with five Top 12 teams and playing a tough opponent like Texas A&M in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl will be yet another challenge this year,” said Holgorsen, WVU’s fourth-year coach. “We had a good season and getting to play in a bowl game is a great way to reward our players, especially our seniors. We will prepare hard for this bowl game and try to finish this season on a strong note.”