Owing to many teams getting infected by COVID-19, the college football schedule has been thrown out of order. Due to several players getting infected, as many as 16 football games were called off or deferred this weekend.
With increasing COVID-19 cases across the country, college football has lost matches to its schedule for the second consecutive week. There is a possibility of more games being called off or postponed.
AS per John Hopkins University, United States reportedly saw 1,707 deaths due to COVID-19 on Tuesday. There are currently more than 250,000 deaths and more than 11 million coronavirus infections in the U.S., according to the World Health Organization.
As per Louisiana-Lafayette’s Wednesday announcement, the home finale that was scheduled on Saturday against Central Arkansas was called off due to positive Coronavirus tests.
The head coach of Ragin’ Cajuns’ Billy Napier said, “There has been an unfortunate upsurge in coronavirus cases across the country, particularly in football programs and we must commit to remaining safe, avoiding breach of safety protocols and reducing the virus’s further spread”. The next match between Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe is scheduled to take on place on November 28th.
As per The Mountain West Conference’s Wednesday announcement, the state of Utah has abandoned playing with Wyoming following the Coronavirus cases within the state program. The match will not be rescheduled as the conference has called it off. The State of Utah will square-off against New Mexico on November 26th.
The USF Vice President of Athletics, Michael Kelly said, “Our student-athletes continue to work hard with passion and excitement and look forward to the chance to play and get better each week. However, our priority is the health and wellbeing of our students; the decisions are taken keeping in mind their best interest.
According to AAC officials, all four schools will engage with the conference to reschedule the postponed games.