Saturday’s recreation between Vanderbilt and Missouri has been postponed as a result of COVID-19 points throughout the Commodores’ program, the SEC introduced Monday.
The league introduced the sport is postponed “as a result of optimistic checks & subsequent quarantine of people throughout the Vanderbilt FB program,” and “the motion is in step with SEC COVID-19 administration necessities.”
The matchup between the Commodores and Tigers has been tentatively rescheduled for Dec. 12, an open weekend on the SEC’s calendar forward of the convention championship recreation on Dec. 19.
The Commodores performed with solely 56 scholarship gamers of their 41–7 loss to South Carolina final weekend, and the crew could fall beneath the mark of 53 scholarship gamers advisable to take the sphere. Saturday’s recreation would be the first within the SEC postponed for COVID-19 causes.
Vanderbilt and Missouri had been scheduled to kick off on Saturday night time at 7:30 p.m. ET. The SEC possible selected Dec. 12 as the sport’s new date because the two groups have totally different bye weeks. The Commodores’ bye is ready for Oct. 24, and the Tigers’ is Nov. 7.
Missouri additionally had six gamers out in its victory over LSU final Saturday. The gamers missed the competition as a result of one optimistic COVID-19 take a look at and contract tracing.
Vanderbilt’s roster points come amid a spike in coronavirus instances throughout the state of Tennessee. On Monday, the Tennessee Division of Well being introduced there have been 217,682 instances of the virus throughout the pandemic, together with a rise of two,965 instances in 24 hours.