Without mincing words, this has been a bad week for the Southeastern Conference and COVID-19. After several weeks of stemming the tide, the conference went into free fall on Monday, seemingly as states and cities all over the country continue to report record numbers of cases.
After Alabama vs. LSU, Auburn vs. Mississippi State, and Tennessee vs. Texas A&M were all postponed due to various outbreaks, the conference announced this morning that Missouri’s match up with Georgia would also be moved.
NEWS | The Georgia at Missouri FB game of Nov. 14 is postponed due to positive tests, contact tracing & subsequent quarantine of individuals within the Missouri FB program. The action is consistent with SEC COVID-19 management requirements.— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) November 11, 2020
This comes one day after Eli Drinkwitz announced that Missouri had one new positive test and a host of players deemed ineligible due to contract tracing. Luckily, the number of cases seems to be limited (at this point) and the reason for postponement was chalked up to position groups that fell below the minimum number.
School spokesman at @MizzouFootball told me this is NOT an outbreak. There was 1 positive test on Sunday, and subsequent contact tracing within a specific position group caused it to fall below the numbers needed at that position.— Heather Dinich (@CFBHeather) November 11, 2020
For the second week in a row, Missouri fans will have to endure a Saturday without Tiger football. This also marks the second time in the 2020 season where Missouri did not play a scheduled game due to COVID-19 complications.