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Armed Forces Bowl: Kam Holloway could make 2nd straight bowl start, Mizzou’s Badie out

Army senior tackle Kam Holloway is trending on starting his second straight bowl game.

Holloway is listed as the No. 1 left tackle on Army’s unofficial depth chart. Sophomore Boobie Law, who started the first 12 games at left tackle, was injured late in the Navy game and is not on the depth chart.

Holloway’s first career start was in the 2020 Liberty Bowl against West Virginia. Holloway started in a victory over Miami (Ohio) earlier this season. He should be playing in front of bunch of family and friends against Missouri Wednesday night at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Holloway is from Cedar Hill, Texas about 30 miles from Ft. Worth.

Army’s defense will not have to be concerned about slowing down record-setting Missouri running back Tyler Badie. Badie, who has rushed for a school-record 1,604 yards and 14 touchdowns, will not play against Army, Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz said during Tuesday’s press conference. The first-team SEC running back is expected to enter the NFL draft.

Drinkwitz said Dawson Downing will start in Badie’s place and redshirt freshman Brady Cook will start at quarterback for the Tigers.

Army offensive coordinator Brent Davis said he hopes that quarterback Tyhier Tyler, “a little more healthy than he was last game. Tyler started in the Liberty Bowl and scored all three Army touchdowns last season. He’s shared snaps with starter Christian Anderson this season.

“That would be something that would help him as far as and just being able to play to his capabilities,” Davis said. “He gutted it out last week just because the guy that he is and the player that he is. But, there was no way that he was 100 percent. I’m glad to have him closer to 100 percent for this game and we’ll use those guys as we see fit within the flow of the game like we have all year.”

Army has four players – defensive end Kwabena Bonsu, safety Cedrick Cunningham, wide receiver Mike Roberts and linebacker Arik Smith – that saw reserve action in the Black Knights 70-14 win over Houston in the 2018 Armed Forces Bowl.

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