Oct 13, 2018; Denton, TX, USA; North Texas Mean Green defensive back Cam Johnson (11) and defensive back Taylor Robinson (24) and safety Khairi Muhammad (4) and defensive back Jameel Moore (39) celebrate a stop of the Southern Miss Golden Eagles during the first half at Apogee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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UNT-Louisiana Tech postponed due to COVID-19 issues

The Saturday game between host North Texas and Louisiana Tech was postponed Thursday due to COVID-19 issues within the Mean Green program.

The game will be rescheduled for the weekend of Dec. 5, according to officials from both schools.

North Texas said that “the number of COVID-19 cases and subsequent contact tracing” led to the postponement of the Conference USA contest.

“We are very disappointed to announce the postponement of our game against Louisiana Tech this weekend,” Mean Green athletic director Wren Baker said in a statement. “However, it is necessary in the interest of the health and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches and staff. We’ve appreciated the consistent dialogue with our colleagues at Louisiana Tech and we look forward to safely resuming play.”

Louisiana Tech athletic director Eric Wood said he understood the situation.

“Although we are disappointed we won’t get to play this Saturday, we support the decision that has been made for the welfare of everyone involved,” Wood said in a statement. “We understand the current situation at North Texas as we were in their exact same position back in early September prior to our opener against Baylor.

“This will provide our student-athletes an open weekend to recover from seven straight weeks of football, and we look forward to playing in Denton in early December.”

The Bulldogs (4-3, 3-2 C-USA) are scheduled to host Rice on Nov. 14. North Texas (2-3, 1-2) also plays on Nov. 14, traveling to Birmingham, Ala., to oppose UAB.

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