The SEC has officially postponed LSU vs. Florida to Dec. 12, the league announced.
“The LSU at Florida FB game of Oct. 17 is postponed due to positive tests and subsequent quarantine of individuals within the Florida football program. The action is consistent with SEC COVID-19 management requirements. The game is tentatively rescheduled for Dec. 12.”
This was pretty much a given once Florida suspended all football-related activities Tuesday due to an outbreak of the coronavirus within the program.
According to The Athletic reporter G. Allan Taylor, 29 players are currently sidelined due to either contracting the virus or coming into contact with people who have it.
A source told The Athletic the Gators have 29 players sidelined — 19 who tested positive, and another 10 who face mandatory quarantines based upon being exposed. Most of the impacted players are on scholarship.https://t.co/aEMvQQnuyo— G. Allan Taylor (@GAllanTaylor) October 14, 2020
In addition, Florida head coach Dan Mullen revealed today that two assistant coaches have also tested positive for the virus.
On Monday, the SEC postponed this week’s matchup between Vanderbilt and Missouri all the way to Dec. 12, which was supposed to be a bye week for the entire league before the Dec. 19 SEC Championship Game. Perhaps that’s the day when Florida and LSU will have their matchup now as well, though we’re still waiting on an official announcement from the SEC on what will happen next.