The surging coronavirus pandemic continues to impact this upcoming Saturday’s slate of college football games.
Two American Athletic Conference football games set for this weekend were postponed Wednesday, per the conference.
Rising COVID-19 cases and subsequent contact tracing at Houston resulted in its matchup at Southern Methodist being postponed, while the same occurred for Navy at South Florida due to coronavirus issues with the Bulls.
The conference said it “will consider a number of options with regard to the playing of the contests.”
The adjustments are the ninth and 10th college football games postponed this week. No. 6 Texas A&M will not play for the second straight week, as its matchup against Mississippi was postponed due to ongoing health issues within the Aggies program. Ninth-ranked Miami saw its game against Georgia Tech, scheduled for Saturday, postponed as well.
A general view before the game between Central Florida and Houston at TDECU Stadium. (Photo: Maria Lysaker, USA TODAY Sports)
Division II conference cancels winter sports
The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference canceled its winter sports season Wednesday. The PSAC fields 23 sports (11 men's, 12 women's) among its 18 member schools (one is in West Virginia).
Not all hope is lost should a program wish to play its season. If six schools declare their intent to play, the conference will consider approving their plans if they can follow PSAC and NCAA guidelines to navigate COVID-19.
The conference remains "fully committed" to playing its spring sports.
Week 12 games impacted by COVID-19
Ohio at Miami (Ohio), scheduled for Nov. 17 — Canceled.
Alabama Birmingham at Texas-El Paso, scheduled for Nov. 20 — Canceled.
Arizona State at Colorado, scheduled for Nov. 21 — Canceled.
Coastal Carolina at Troy, scheduled for Nov. 21 — Postponed until Dec. 12.
Louisiana Tech vs. Louisiana-Monroe, scheduled for Nov. 21 — Canceled
Georgia Tech at Miami, scheduled for Nov. 21 — Postponed until Dec. 19.
Mississippi at Texas A&M, scheduled for Nov. 21 — Postponed. No makeup date set.
Houston at Southern Methodist, scheduled for Nov. 21 — Postponed. No make up date set.
Navy at South Florida, scheduled for Nov. 21 — Postponed. No make up date set.
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