LSU and No.10 Florida have postponed their October 17 game due to a COVID-19 outbreak for the Gators. The game is currently scheduled to be made up on December 12. The news comes on the heels of Missouri vs Vanderbilt rescheduling their game.
Florida reported five initial COVID-19 positive tests on Tuesday morning resulting in a pause in organized football activities. That number has jumped to 18 scholarship players as well as three walk-ons who have tested positive.
NEWS: The LSU at Florida FB game of Oct. 17 is postponed due to positive tests & subsequent quarantine of individuals within the Florida FB program. The action is consistent with SEC COVID-19 management requirements. The game is tentatively rescheduled for Dec. 12.
— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) October 14, 2020
With the combined amount of positive tests and contact racing, Florida has fallen under the 53 scholarship minimum requirement for SEC games. The game marks the 29th FBS game to be moved as a result of COVID-19.
LSU will have the week off now before taking on South Carolina at home on October 24. The postponement comes as positive news as starting quarterback Myles Brennan had been ruled out for the game.
For Florida, there stands a chance they might not see the field again until November 7 against Georgia. Florida players affected by the outbreak will have to quarantine and it is possible their October 24 game against Missouri will also be postponed. The following week of October 31 is a bye week, meaning the Gators would go nearly a month without playing a game.
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