Now Mississippi State is having COVID-19 issues, which has led to the SEC postponing the Bulldogs’ matchup with Auburn this week. It is now tentatively set to be played on Dec. 12.
NEWS | The Auburn at Mississippi State FB game of Nov. 14 is postponed due to positive tests & subsequent quarantine of individuals within the MSU FB program.— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) November 9, 2020
The action is consistent with SEC COVID-19 management requirements. The game is tentatively rescheduled for Dec. 12.
The college football season is officially halfway over and has gone fairly smooth despite the world currently going through a pandemic.
However, things are starting to get a little messy as we get ready for the final push of the 2020 season.
On Monday, Brett McMurphy reported that multiple SEC teams are experiencing issues related to COVID-19.
Texas A&M has paused practice activities for Monday due to some positive cases within the program, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron announced that the Tigers have positive cases and some players are in quarantine, and Arkansas coach Sam Pittman has tested positive as well.
Today in the SEC: Texas A&M has paused practice activities for Monday because of couple of positive cases. LSU coach Ed Orgeron said Tigers have positive tests & players in quarantine. Arkansas coach Sam Pittman tested positive for COVID— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 9, 2020
So far, the SEC has done a fairly good job of limiting the amount of positive cases throughout the league this season, but this is not a positive day for SEC football.
Hopefully, the cases at these schools are minimal and wont result in too many issues moving forward.
ESPN has already noted that this week’s LSU vs. Alabama game could be in jeopardy after the positive cases and that also means that the other affected SEC teams could see their Week 11 games postponed.
We will keep you updated on the status of these games as the situation becomes clearer.