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Monday’s bowl games

Liberty

Matchup:Texas A&M (7-5)

vs. West Virginia (7-5)

Rating: Two stars (out of five)

Time, TV: 11 a.m., ESPN

Bottom line: The Aggies started 5-0, and quarterback Kenny Hill Jr., looked like a Heisman candidate before the team ran through the meat of its schedule. Who knows where West Virginia’s season would have gone had the Mountaineers hung on and beaten TCU.

Russell Athletic

Matchup:Clemson (9-3)

vs. Oklahoma (8-4)

Rating: Three stars

Time, TV: 2:30 p.m., ESPN

Bottom line: Knee surgery has forced Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson out of action. Tigers defensive coordinator Brent Venables will have his hands full against his former team and freshman running back Samaje Perine, who led the Big 12 in rushing.

Texas

Matchup:Arkansas (6-6)

vs. Texas (6-6)

Rating: Two stars

Time, TV: 6 p.m., ESPN

Bottom line: Nice job matching these old adversaries who long for better days. Both teams got better throughout the season but got smacked in their regular-season finale. Two superb defenses should keep this one low-scoring.

Kansas City Star

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