Major Big 12 showdown postponed due to COVID-19
This weekend’s West Virginia-Oklahoma game has been postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak, the Sooners announced Wednesday afternoon.
Saturday's game at West Virginia has been postponed and will be rescheduled to Dec. 12.https://t.co/x4UYQVny2p
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) November 25, 2020
OU will now pause team activities for the week in hopes of being able to play Baylor on Dec. 5.
Oklahoma is coming off a win over Oklahoma State last weekend.
According to Stadium’s Brett McMurphy, the Big 12 explored postponing that game due to a COVID-19 problem at Oklahoma as well.
Saturday’s Oklahoma at West Virginia game postponed & will be played Dec. 12. OU also has paused team activities. Sources told @Stadium the Sooners had discussions w/Big 12 about postponing last week’s game w/Oklahoma State, but ultimately decided to play that game
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 25, 2020
Oklahoma also postponed the first two games of its college basketball season on Wednesday.
The Sooners are now 6-2 and have won five straight games since suffering early season losses to Kansas State and Iowa State. This is the first time Oklahoma has had a game impacted by COVID-19.
There have been numerous other cancelations and postponements across college football for this weekend, including a Thanksgiving matchup between Colorado State and Air Force.
Tomorrow's Colorado State at Air Force game has been cancelled due to COVID-19 cases within the CSU football program.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 25, 2020
Minnesota and Wisconsin’s game this weekend has also been canceled. It’s the fifth Big Ten game of the year to be impacted by COVID-19.