College football schedule 2020: The 133 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 Championship Week of the 2020 season, there have now been 133 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.

Week 16 has already seen one game canceled. Saturday’s Arizona at Cal game has been axed due to both teams not having enough scholarship players to meet the 53-player minimum. Plus, Washington was deemed unable to play in the Pac-12 Championship Game against USC because of a lack of available players. Instead, Oregon will step in and face the Trojans.

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

SMU at TCU

Sept. 11

Canceled

NC State at Virginia Tech

Sept. 12

Sept. 26

Marshall at East Carolina

Sept. 12

Canceled

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. 19 Canceled
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 Charlotte Sept. 26 TBD
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. 5
Troy at South Alabama Oct. 3 Dec. 5
Louisiana at Appalachian State Oct. 3 Dec. 4
UAB at Rice Oct. 10 Dec. 12
FAU at Southern Miss Oct. 10 Dec. 10
Appalachian State at Georgia Southern Oct. 14 Dec. 12
Oklahoma State at Baylor Oct. 17 Dec. 12
Vanderbilt at Missouri Oct. 17 Nov. 28
LSU at Florida Oct. 17 Dec. 12
Cincinnati at Tulsa Oct. 17 Dec. 5
FIU at Charlotte Oct. 17 Dec. 5
Southern Miss at UTEP Oct. 17 Dec. 5
Missouri at Florida Oct. 24 Oct. 31
New Mexico at Colorado State Oct. 24 Canceled
Marshall at FIU Oct. 30 Dec. 11
North Texas at UTEP Oct. 31 Dec. 12
Wisconsin at Nebraska Oct. 31 Canceled
Purdue at Wisconsin Nov. 7 Canceled
FIU at UTEP Nov. 7 Canceled
Louisville at Virginia Nov. 7 Nov. 14
Air Force at Army Nov. 7 Dec. 19
Tulsa at Navy Nov. 7 Dec. 5
Washington at California Nov. 7 Canceled
Louisiana Tech at North Texas Nov. 7 Dec. 3
UTSA at Rice Nov. 7 Canceled
Charlotte at Middle Tennessee Nov. 7 Canceled
Arizona at Utah Nov. 7 Canceled
Air Force at Wyoming Nov. 14 Canceled
Auburn at Mississippi State Nov. 14 Dec. 12
Memphis at Navy Nov. 14 Canceled
Texas A&M at Tennessee Nov. 14 Dec. 19
Alabama at LSU Nov. 14 Dec. 5
Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas State Nov. 14 Dec. 5
Georgia at Missouri Nov. 14 Dec. 12
Ohio State at Maryland Nov. 14 Canceled
Pitt at Georgia Tech Nov. 14 Dec. 10
Rice at Louisiana Tech Nov. 14 Canceled
North Texas at UAB Nov. 14 Canceled
Coastal Carolina at Troy Nov. 14 Dec. 12
Gardner-Webb at Charlotte Nov. 14 Canceled
Cal at Arizona State Nov. 14 Canceled
Utah at UCLA Nov. 14 Canceled
Ohio at Miami (OH) Nov. 17 Canceled
Utah State at Wyoming Nov. 19 Canceled
UAB at UTEP Nov. 20 Canceled
Arizona State at Colorado Nov. 21 Canceled
Ole Miss at Texas A&M Nov. 21 Dec. 12
Louisiana-Monroe at Louisiana Tech Nov. 21 Canceled
Georgia Tech at Miami Nov. 21 Dec. 19
Charlotte at Marshall  Nov. 21 Canceled
Wake Forest at Duke Nov. 21 Canceled
Houston at SMU Nov. 21 Canceled
Navy at South Florida Nov. 21 TBD
Central Arkansas at Louisiana Nov. 21 Canceled
UNLV at Colorado State Nov. 21  Canceled 
Texas at Kansas Nov. 21 Dec. 12
Michigan State at Maryland Nov. 21 Canceled
San Jose State at Fresno State Nov. 21 Canceled
Washington State at Stanford Nov. 21 Canceled
Clemson at Florida State Nov. 21 Canceled
Colorado State at Air Force Nov. 26 Canceled
Louisville at Boston College Nov. 27 Nov. 28
San Diego State at Fresno State Nov. 27 Canceled
Washington at Washington State Nov. 27 Canceled
Miami at Wake Forest Nov. 28 Dec. 5
Louisiana Tech at FIU Nov. 28 Canceled
Arkansas at Missouri Nov. 28 Dec. 25
Tennessee at Vanderbilt Nov. 28 Dec. 12
Southern Miss at UAB Nov. 28 Canceled
Tulsa at Houston Nov. 28 TBD
Minnesota at Wisconsin Nov. 28 Canceled
Utah at Arizona State Nov. 28 Canceled
Cincinnati at Temple Nov. 28 Canceled
Oklahoma at West Virginia Nov. 28 Dec. 12
Colorado at USC
San Diego State at Colorado
Nov. 28 Canceled
Replaced
FAU at Middle Tennessee Nov. 28 Canceled
Virginia at Florida State Nov. 28 Canceled
San Jose State at Boise State Nov. 28 Canceled
UTEP at Rice Nov. 28 Canceled
Charlotte at Western Kentucky Dec. 1 Canceled
Southern Miss at UTEP Dec. 4 Canceled
Wake Forest at Louisville Dec. 5 Dec. 19
Alabama at Arkansas Dec. 5 Dec. 12
Northwestern at Minnesota Dec. 5 Canceled
Maryland at Michigan Dec. 5 Canceled
Ole Miss at LSU Dec. 5 Dec. 19
Missouri at Mississippi State Dec. 5 Dec. 19
Miami at Wake Forest Dec. 5 Canceled
Florida State at Duke Dec. 5 Dec. 12
Kent State at Miami (OH) Dec. 5 Canceled
Houston at SMU Dec. 5 Canceled
FIU at Charlotte Dec. 5 Canceled
Boise State at UNLV Dec. 5 Canceled
Liberty at Coastal Carolina Dec. 5 Canceled
Vanderbilt at Georgia Dec. 5 Dec. 19
Buffalo at Ohio Dec. 5 Canceled
UAB at Middle Tennessee Dec. 6 Canceled
Western Carolina at North Carolina Dec. 11 Dec. 5
Ole Miss at Texas A&M Dec. 12 TBD
Cincinnati at Tulsa Dec. 12 Canceled
Michigan at Ohio State Dec. 12 Canceled
Ohio at Kent State Dec. 12 Canceled
Charlotte at Marshall Dec. 11 Canceled
Purdue at Indiana Dec. 12 Canceled
Miami (OH) at Bowling Green Dec. 12 Canceled
Washington at Oregon Dec. 12 Canceled
Oklahoma at West Virginia Dec. 12 Canceled
Cal at Washington State Dec. 12 Canceled
Texas at Kansas Dec. 12 Canceled
Louisiana-Monroe at Troy Dec. 17 Canceled
Washington at USC Dec. 18 Canceled
Georgia Tech at Miami Dec. 19 Canceled
Arizona at Cal Dec. 19 Canceled

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





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