Another bowl game canceled because of COVID-19 concerns
Another one bites the dust.
The New Year’s Eve Day Mercari Texas Bowl between TCU (6-4) and Arkansas (3-7) will be called off due to COVID-19 according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. The loss of the bowl game is a big loss for the Horned Frogs after a strong finish to the 2020 season and considerably momentum heading into the postseason.
A number of bowl games have been cancelled due to COVID-19 this season, with the Music City Bowl between No. 15 Iowa and Missouri was among the latest postseason games called off.
The Texas Bowl made it official on Tuesday afternoon:
This is official. pic.twitter.com/nBj5ZBaJs1
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) December 29, 2020
TCU closed out the season with three straight wins including a 29-22 win over a ranked Oklahoma State. Since losing 33-14 at home to Oklahoma on Oct. 25, TCU won five of their last six games to close out the season strong.