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Mizzou vs. Georgia postponed due to new COVID-19 cases, contact tracing

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The Tigers are dealing with a rash of contact tracing cases, causing them to fall below the SEC minimum of eligible players.

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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.

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.

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.