Due to a Covid-19 outbreak within the Tennessee Football programs, the Volunteers have opted out of the 62nd AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The Volunteers will finish their season 3-7.
As far as the AutoZone Liberty Bowl goes and finding a replacement team for the Volunteers, it’s down to two programs.
The First being the Mississippi State Bulldogs out of the SEC. The Bulldogs are currently slated to take on Tulsa in Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas. Mississippi State has an identical record to the Volunteers at 3-7.
If the Bulldogs are indeed selected to be the replacement team for the 62nd AutoZone Liberty Bowl, it will be their fifth appearance in the history of the bowl, the first since 2013.
The second team in the running to replace Tennessee is Army. The Black Knights put together an impressive 9-3 season but were without a Bowl Bid when the Independence Bowl was canceled on Sunday due to a lack of teams able to play. If the Army Black Knights are selected to play in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, it will be a first for the program.
The 62nd AutoZone Liberty Bowl will take place on December 31st.