Saturday’s game between Auburn and Mississippi State scheduled to be played in Starkville, Mississippi has been postponed due to COVID-19. It is the fourth SEC game affected by COVID-19. The game is tentatively scheduled for December 12 one week before the SEC Championship game.
The outbreak comes from the Mississippi State locker room. No details were released regarding specific numbers of players or staff members effected. According to an Mississippi State insider, the team is one short of the SEC’s position roster requirement.
NEWS | The Auburn at Mississippi State FB game of Nov. 14 is postponed due to positive tests & subsequent quarantine of individuals within the MSU FB program.
The action is consistent with SEC COVID-19 management requirements. The game is tentatively rescheduled for Dec. 12.
— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) November 9, 2020
The Bulldogs allegedly had no more than 55 players available for their game against Vanderbilt. The SEC minimum requirement is 53 scholarship players to be allowed to play. The Bulldogs won that game 24-17. Their next game is scheduled for November 21 against No.12 Georgia.
Auburn is coming off their first bye week of the year. They will now inactive for the second week in a row before their November 21 home game against Tennessee.
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