College football game postponed due to team's lack of available players
Unfortunately, Hurricane Delta isn’t the only source of disruption to this weekend’s college football schedule.
COVID-19 continues to lead to college football players being sidelined due to positive tests and contact practicing. On Thursday, Florida Atlantic that its scheduled game with Southern Miss was being postponed because FAU does not have enough players available to play on Saturday.
Both programs released statements via their official websites:
“The health and safety of our student-athletes will always be our highest priority as we deal with this pandemic,” said FAU Vice President and Director of Athletics Brian White. “We’ll continue to work diligently with Conference USA and Southern Miss to reschedule this game.”
“We understand this COVID-related decision made by Florida Atlantic to not play our game this weekend and appreciate the consistent communication with our athletic department during the week,” Southern Miss Director of Athletics Jeremy McClain said. “We are disappointed for our student-athletes who will not get a chance to participate, however we will work with Florida Atlantic and Conference USA to reschedule this game for later in the season.”
The Golden Eagles return to action when they travel to El Paso to face UTEP, Saturday, Oct. 17. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m., CT and can be seen on ESPN2.
FAU says an announcement will be made as soon as the game is rescheduled.