Game Day With No Games
Trevor Lawrence reacts to the postponement of Clemson-Florida State. Photo via Twitter.
By Khalil Wilson
On Nov. 21, just three hours before the scheduled noon kickoff at Doak Campbell Stadium, the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) postponed the Florida State-Clemson game because of a Clemson player’s late positive test for COVID-19.
“Both teams’ medical personnel were unable to mutually agree on moving forward with the game,” according to the ACC press release.
COVID-19 has continued to spread across the country, so it was expected that many college football games would be postponed or canceled over the course of the season.
Week 11, there were 11 postponements and cancellations. Week 12, 18 games were canceled or postponed. It was the second straight week college football had lost double-digit games to its schedule. Because all conferences are playing after delayed starts, it has increased the likelihood of cancellations and postponements by 30%.
As we enter Week 13 of the 2020 season, there have been 95 games affected by COVID-19.
To maximize the opportunity to complete as many conference games as possible, the ACC made multiple adjustments.
Air Force at Wyoming, Ohio State at Maryland, North Texas at UAB, Cal at Arizona State, Gardner-Webb at Charlotte, and Utah at UCLA have all been canceled.
Auburn at Mississippi State, Texas A&M at Tennessee, Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas State, and Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech have moved to Dec. 12.
Memphis at Navy, Alabama at LSU, Missouri at Georgia, Rice at Louisiana Tech, and Coastal Carolina at Troy are all undecided.
As of now, there are two FBS college football games scheduled for the weekend of Saturday, November 28th that have been rescheduled, canceled, or postponed.
The scheduling of this season’s games consists of only conference games until the national championship. COVID-19 has created an imbalance in the number of games played within conferences.
Unfortunately, the tests and safety protocols, as well as limiting games to only having conference plays, haven’t stopped the virus.
Here is the full list of college football game postponements.
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