College football schedule 2020: The 127 games already postponed or canceled due to COVID-19

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COVID-19 has continued to spread across the country, so it was long expected that many college football games would be postponed if not outright canceled over the course of the season. With many unknowns about the virus and its long-term effects, schools are taking every precaution necessary to make sure the student-athletes and staff are protected. As we enter Week 15 of the 2020 season, there have now been 127 games affected by COVID-19 with most postponements coming as a result of contact tracing protocols that require players to quarantine for 14 days if they are deemed to have been in high-risk contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.

There have been three major cancellations in Week 15. The Ohio State-Michigan game scheduled for Saturday afternoon in Columbus is off. After some discussion by the Big Ten, the Buckeyes will still play in the conference championship game against Northwestern despite not meeting the Big Ten’s six-game minimum requirement for entry. Cincinnati’s game vs. Tulsa is also off. The two teams are scheduled to meet next week in the AAC Championship Game. Plus, Oklahoma at West Virginia is off after the Mountaineers were forced to shut down activities for a week.

Some teams, such as Florida, Missouri, Houston, Memphis, Baylor, FAU, FIU, Virginia Tech, Arkansas State, Charlotte, Rice, Texas A&M, Arizona State, Miami and Wake Forest have already experienced multiple game disruptions. Even those who have not seen a game postponed yet are living day-by-day as COVID-19 test results and subsequent contact tracing dictate if — and how effectively — they will be able to play as scheduled.

Here is the full list of college football game postponements.

ULM at Troy

Sept. 5

Dec. 17


Sept. 11


NC State at Virginia Tech

Sept. 12

Sept. 26

Marshall at East Carolina

Sept. 12


Tulsa at Oklahoma State Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Louisiana Tech at Baylor* Sept. 12 Canceled Houston at Memphis Sept. 18 Dec. 5 BYU at Army Sept. 19Canceled Virginia at Virginia Tech Sept. 19 Dec. 12 Central Arkansas at Arkansas State Sept. 19 Oct. 10 Charlotte at North Carolina Sept. 19 Canceled FAU at Georgia Southern Sept. 19 Dec. 5 Houston at Baylor* Sept. 19 Canceled Memphis at UTSA Sept. 25 Canceled Georgia State at CharlotteSept. 26TBD Notre Dame at Wake Forest Sept. 26 Dec. 12 North Texas at Houston Sept. 26 Canceled Tulsa at Arkansas State Sept. 26 Canceled South Florida at FAU Sept. 26 Canceled Temple at Navy Sept. 26 Oct. 10 Rice at Marshall Oct. 3 Dec. 5Troy at South AlabamaOct. 3Dec. 5Louisiana at Appalachian StateOct. 3Dec. 4 UAB at Rice Oct. 10 Dec. 12FAU at Southern MissOct. 10Dec. 10Appalachian State at Georgia SouthernOct. 14Dec. 12Oklahoma State at BaylorOct. 17Dec. 12Vanderbilt at MissouriOct. 17Nov. 28LSU at FloridaOct. 17Dec. 12Cincinnati at TulsaOct. 17Dec. 5FIU at CharlotteOct. 17Dec. 5Southern Miss at UTEPOct. 17Dec. 5Missouri at FloridaOct. 24Oct. 31New Mexico at Colorado StateOct. 24 CanceledMarshall at FIUOct. 30Dec. 11North Texas at UTEPOct. 31Dec. 12Wisconsin at NebraskaOct. 31 CanceledPurdue at WisconsinNov. 7 CanceledFIU at UTEPNov. 7 CanceledLouisville at VirginiaNov. 7Nov. 14Air Force at ArmyNov. 7Dec. 19Tulsa at NavyNov. 7Dec. 5Washington at CaliforniaNov. 7 CanceledLouisiana Tech at North TexasNov. 7Dec. 3UTSA at RiceNov. 7CanceledCharlotte at Middle TennesseeNov. 7CanceledArizona at UtahNov. 7 CanceledAir Force at WyomingNov. 14 CanceledAuburn at Mississippi StateNov. 14Dec. 12Memphis at NavyNov. 14CanceledTexas A&M at TennesseeNov. 14Dec. 19Alabama at LSUNov. 14Dec. 5Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas StateNov. 14Dec. 5Georgia at MissouriNov. 14Dec. 12Ohio State at MarylandNov. 14 CanceledPitt at Georgia TechNov. 14Dec. 10Rice at Louisiana TechNov. 14CanceledNorth Texas at UABNov. 14 CanceledCoastal Carolina at TroyNov. 14Dec. 12Gardner-Webb at CharlotteNov. 14 CanceledCal at Arizona StateNov. 14 CanceledUtah at UCLANov. 14 CanceledOhio at Miami (OH)Nov. 17 CanceledUtah State at WyomingNov. 19CanceledUAB at UTEPNov. 20 CanceledArizona State at ColoradoNov. 21 CanceledOle Miss at Texas A&MNov. 21Dec. 12Louisiana-Monroe at Louisiana TechNov. 21 CanceledGeorgia Tech at MiamiNov. 21Dec. 19Charlotte at Marshall Nov. 21 CanceledWake Forest at DukeNov. 21 CanceledHouston at SMUNov. 21CanceledNavy at South FloridaNov. 21TBDCentral Arkansas at LouisianaNov. 21 CanceledUNLV at Colorado StateNov. 21  Canceled Texas at KansasNov. 21Dec. 12Michigan State at MarylandNov. 21 CanceledSan Jose State at Fresno StateNov. 21 CanceledWashington State at StanfordNov. 21 CanceledClemson at Florida StateNov. 21CanceledColorado State at Air ForceNov. 26 CanceledLouisville at Boston CollegeNov. 27Nov. 28San Diego State at Fresno StateNov. 27 CanceledWashington at Washington StateNov. 27 CanceledMiami at Wake ForestNov. 28Dec. 5Louisiana Tech at FIUNov. 28CanceledArkansas at MissouriNov. 28Dec. 25Tennessee at VanderbiltNov. 28Dec. 12Southern Miss at UABNov. 28 CanceledTulsa at HoustonNov. 28TBDMinnesota at WisconsinNov. 28CanceledUtah at Arizona StateNov. 28 CanceledCincinnati at TempleNov. 28 CanceledOklahoma at West VirginiaNov. 28Dec. 12Colorado at USCSan Diego State at ColoradoNov. 28 CanceledReplacedFAU at Middle TennesseeNov. 28CanceledVirginia at Florida StateNov. 28CanceledSan Jose State at Boise StateNov. 28CanceledUTEP at RiceNov. 28CanceledCharlotte at Western KentuckyDec. 1CanceledSouthern Miss at UTEPDec. 4CanceledWake Forest at LouisvilleDec. 5Dec. 19Alabama at ArkansasDec. 5Dec. 12Northwestern at MinnesotaDec. 5CanceledMaryland at MichiganDec. 5CanceledOle Miss at LSUDec. 5Dec. 19Missouri at Mississippi StateDec. 5Dec. 19Miami at Wake ForestDec. 5CanceledFlorida State at DukeDec. 5Dec. 12Kent State at Miami (OH)Dec. 5CanceledHouston at SMUDec. 5CanceledFIU at CharlotteDec. 5CanceledBoise State at UNLVDec. 5CanceledLiberty at Coastal CarolinaDec. 5CanceledVanderbilt at GeorgiaDec. 5Dec. 19Buffalo at OhioDec. 5CanceledUAB at Middle TennesseeDec. 6CanceledWestern Carolina at North CarolinaDec. 11Dec. 5Ole Miss at Texas A&MDec. 12TBDCincinnati at TulsaDec. 12CanceledMichigan at Ohio StateDec. 12CanceledOhio at Kent StateDec. 12CanceledCharlotte at MarshallDec. 11CanceledPurdue at IndianaDec. 12CanceledMiami (OH) at Bowling GreenDec. 12CanceledOklahoma at West VirginiaDec. 12CanceledTexas at KansasDec. 12Canceled

* Baylor can only make up one nonconference game due to league scheduling rules.

Published: 2020-12-10 19:06:04

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