SEC postponing another game, shuffling schedule for multiple teams
It looks as if coronavirus has led to more reshuffling of several dates on the SEC football calendar.
Rivals.com affiliate Power Mizzou was first to report that two games on Missouri’s schedule have been swapped. Mizzou was originally set to play Florida on Oct. 24 and Kentucky on Oct. 31. However, due in part to the COVID-19 outbreak among the Gators football team, the Wildcats will instead visit Faurot Field on Oct. 24, with the Tigers set to travel to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville on Oct. 31.
Kentucky insider Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio shared that the Wildcats are now “very likely” to play Georgia on Oct. 31 and get a bye on Nov. 7, he had also tweeted about the UK-MU game date being switched, lining up with the reports of Mizzou’s new schedule.
The new reported dates indicate that Florida and Georgia will not get bye weeks before facing off in Jacksonville if the Nov. 7 scheduled date remains.
Meanwhile, the situation continues to escalate in Gainesville, as 30 of its players are now being quarantined.
The SEC has not yet officially announced any changes to the SEC schedule.
Here is what I am hearing
VERY likely UK’s schedule will be changed soon
Oct 24: @Missouri
Oct 31: Georgia
Nov 7: BYE
Missouri and Georgia games flip
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) October 16, 2020
Mizzou's new schedule (for now)
10-24: vs Kentucky
10-31: at Florida
11-14: vs. Georgia
11-21: at South Carolina
11-28: vs. Arkansas
12-5: at Miss State
12-12: vs. Vanderbilt https://t.co/ii98JhlAYf
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) October 16, 2020
Official that Florida will not play Missouri on their scheduled date.
Sources tell me more than 30 Gators in quarantine. It was highly unlikely that Florida would be able to practice prior to or play on 10/24 https://t.co/zPthlQbs2i
— Nick de la Torre (@NickdelaTorreGC) October 16, 2020