Music City Bowl announces cancellation for 2020
News emerged Sunday that Missouri would be unable to play in this year’s Music City Bowl against Iowa, which was set to take place Dec. 30 in Nashville.
Shortly following the Tigers’ withdrawal, the bowl itself announced that the game would be canceled this year. That took away any chance of the Hawkeyes finding another opponent for their 2020 bowl appearance.
— TransPerfect Music City Bowl (@MusicCityBowl) December 27, 2020
As mentioned in the statement via Twitter, any fans who were set to attend this year’s game will be getting their money back shortly.
Shortly after this matchup was announced, Iowa paused all team activities due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. However, the cancellation comes due to Missouri’s rise in COVID-19 cases.
The Music City Bowl is the 17th bowl to be canceled in 2020. Among the canceled bowl games are the Frisco Bowl, which was going to be the first bowl game of the season on Dec. 19. Others include the Holiday Bowl, Pinstripe Bowl, and Sun Bowl.
This news officially wraps up Iowa’s season. After an 0-2 start, the Hawkeyes came back with six consecutive wins in impressive fashion.