College football rivalry game postponed due to COVID
Another week has gone by, and another college football game has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
This time, it’s a Sun Belt rivalry matchup between Troy and South Alabama that was scheduled to be played on Saturday that has been pushed back to an unknown date, according to both schools.
The “Battle for the Belt” is a heated rivalry between the two Alabama schools that ended in a 37-13 blowout win in favor of Troy last season.
“We are obviously disappointed for our team but certainly respect this decision,” said Troy Director of Athletics Brent Jones in a statement.
“This is a tremendous rivalry game for both teams and fan bases, and I appreciate South Alabama Athletics Director Joel Erdmann and the Sun Belt Conference for their open lines of communication during this process. We look forward to welcoming our great fans back to The Vet on Oct. 10 when we host Texas State in our home opener.”
While having college football back has been a huge relief, there have been a few games canceled or postponed due to COVID-19 issues.
Fortunately, the SEC’s first weekend went by smoothly and has not had to postpone any games as of yet.