Mississippi State-Auburn game postponed due to outbreak
A surge in positive COViD-19 tests in the Mississippi State football program caused the SEC to postpone Saturday’s game between the Bulldogs and No. 20 Auburn.
The conference said Monday the game has been rescheduled tentatively for Dec. 12 in Starkville, Miss.
“Based on positive tests and those considered as close contacts, along with non-COVID injuries, we do not have the minimum number of scholarship student-athletes available for Saturday’s game against Auburn,” Mississippi State athletic director John Cohen said. “While we are disappointed that Saturday’s game has been postponed, our priority is the health, safety and well-being of our student-athletes and staff. We will continue to follow all established protocols and evaluate the most responsible path to return to the field.”
Mississippi State is not the only program to announce developments related to the virus on Monday.
Arkansas State coach Sam Pittman revealed he tested positive, and No. 5 Texas A&M paused practice activities after two positive COVID-19 tests. An outbreak at LSU put the Tigers’ game against No. 1 Alabama, scheduled for Saturday, in jeopardy.
–Field Level Media