Pac-12 issues apology to Stanford after testing issues impacted season opener
Stanford was shorthanded for its season-opening 35-14 loss at Oregon because of COVID-19 protocol. However, it has since been revealed that a testing error resulted in Stanford players being unavilable that shouldn’t have been sidelined.
The Pac-12 released a statement on Friday morning apologizing for the mistake. ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg also reports that Stanford starting quarterback Davis Mills was one of the players out vs. Oregon.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) November 13, 2020
“We apologize to the Stanford football team and its supporters, and especially to the student-athletes who were held out of the game as a result of the testing protocol errors,” The statement read.
Would Mills and the other players have made a difference in the game against Oregon? That is hard to tell with the Cardinal dropping the opener by a final score of 35-14. Either way, the players lost a game out of an already short season.
Stanford hosts Colorado (1-0) this Saturday in its home opener (2:3o p.m. CST/ESPN).