Report: Second major SEC game scheduled for this weekend postponed due to COVID-19
A second SEC game scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17 is expected to be postponed, according to a report.
Saturday’s game between LSU and No. 10 Florida is expected to be moved after the Gators saw an increase in positive COVID-19 tests recently. Athletic director Scott Stricklin released a statement on Tuesday, saying that all football activities had been paused due to the outbreak.
“News: LSU-Florida is expected to be postponed after coronavirus outbreak within the Florida football program, multiple sources told @theadvocatebr,” Brooks Kubena of The Advocate said on Twitter.
Stricklin is scheduled to meet with the media on Wednesday afternoon.
If the game is postponed, it will be the second in the SEC scheduled for this weekend. Earlier this week, it was announced that the Missouri-Vanderbilt game would also be postponed due to a lack of available scholarship players.
Four weeks into the season, the meeting between the Tigers and Commodores is the first to be postponed in the SEC in 2020.
The SEC has open weekends built into the schedule to allow for postponements and make-up dates throughout the season, if necessary. Florida and LSU both lost last weekend and were headed into an important game in The Swamp on Saturday.