WVU to take on Texas A&M in Liberty Bowl

After a week of patiently waiting to find out where it would be playing its bowl game, the West Virginia football team finally learned who it will be taking on for its final game of the season.

The Mountaineers will be heading to Memphis to take on Texas A&M in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Dec. 29.

While it will be the first time WVU has taken on the Aggies in football, there is plenty of familiarity between the two programs. West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen was Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin's offensive coordinator while Sumlin was the head coach at the University of Houston and current Aggie offensive coordinator Jake Spavital was a graduate assistant who followed Holgorsen to Houston and Oklahoma State before spending two seasons as West Virginia's quarterbacks coach from 2011-12.

The Liberty Bowl had WVU at the top of its list for potential Big 12 representatives in its bowl game for a good portion of the season. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Mountaineers' only other appearance in the Liberty Bowl, as WVU played in the game in 1964 at Atlantic City's Convention Hall. It was the first major bowl game to be played indoors.

Tickets for the game are now on sale on a priority basis to 2014 Mountaineer Athletic Club members and football season ticket holders at WVUGAME.com.

Available tickets in the WVU allotment are $85 each, and seats are located on the West side of the stadium in sections 101 to 108, along with section 132. Priority orders will be taken through 5 p.m. Monday at WVUGAME.com. Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, priority orders can also be placed by calling the Mountaineer Ticket Office at 1-800-WVU GAME.

Tickets for WVU students will be available on Monday, at the Mountaineer Ticket Office in the WVU Coliseum and will be priced at $85 each. Student tickets must be purchased in person with a valid WVU ID, and sales are limited to two tickets per valid student ID.

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