The college football schedule has been jumbled up due to Covid-19 infections on teams. As many as 16 football games were postponed or cancelled this weekend as a result of players getting infected.
With the increase in Covid-19 cases around the country, its the second consecutive week college football has lost games to its schedule. Fans should bear with the possibility of more cancelled or postponed games.
According to Johns Hopkins University, there were 1,707 deaths due to Covid-19 pandemic reportedly on Tuesday in the United States. According to the World Health Organization, there are now more than 250,000 deaths and more than 11 million Coronavirus cases in the U.S.
The home finale against Central Arkansas that was scheduled on Saturday has been cancelled due to positive Coronavirus tests, as announced by Louisiana-Lafayette on Wednesday.
Billy Napier, head coach of the Ragin’ Cajuns, said, ‘’There has been an unfortunate uptick in coronavirus cases around the country, especially in football programs, and now more than ever, we must remain committed to being safe, following proper protocols and mitigating the further spread of the virus’’.
Louisiana-Lafayette’s next game versus Louisiana-Monroe is scheduled for November 28.
Owing to Coronavirus cases within the Utah State program, it would not be able to play Wyoming, as announced by The Mountain West Conference on Wednesday. The game will not be rescheduled as the conference cancels it. Utah State will next play against New Mexico on November 26.
Michael Kelly, USF Vice President of Athletics, said, ‘’Our student-athletes are continuing to work hard with energy and enthusiasm and look forward to the opportunity to compete and get better each week. However, the health and safety of our students is our priority; all are decisions starts with their best interest’’.
As reported by AAC officials, all four schools involved will work with the conference to reschedule the postponed games.