Each week in the bizarre college football season that is 2020, whether a game is delayed due to testing issues, or a player throws up at a team meal and infects multiple people, something Covid-19-related happens last minute to affect what’s happening on the field. It’s been a true struggle for athletic departments to deal with issues as they pop up at the last minute, whether that’s roster problems or issues in the stadium.
We don’t know what might happen or when it will happen, but literally something has happened every week this season. So we’ll be prepared for it in this space when it does. A player fails a test on the way to the stadium? A game is delayed? Fans that were originally allowed to attend aren’t anymore? That all goes here.
Missouri needs all the help it can get to compete with a talented LSU team but will go into today’s matchup without six players due to COVID-19 quarantine. Missouri will be without wide receivers Damon Hazelton, Dominic Gicinto and Keke Chism, defensive backs Stacy Brown and Tyler Jones, and defensive lineman Akial Byers.
Source: Missouri will be without two starting WRs against LSU today and three of its top five WRs. Leading WR Damon Hazelton, starter Keke Chism and reserve Dominic Gicinto are out due to COVID-19/contact tracing. Among the seven total players out for Missouri are 2 reserve DBs.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) October 10, 2020
The game between Missouri and LSU was moved from Batton Rouge, Louisiana to Columbia, Missouri due to Hurricane Delta.
Virginia announced seven players will be unavailable after COVID-19 testing. The athletes are currently in isolation or quarantine. Despite the seven players not able to play, there were zero new positive test results from this week’s testing. Virginia had seven players out with the coronavirus for last week’s game against Clemson, a 41-23 loss.
Virginia Football COVID-19 Update pic.twitter.com/559heVapmX— Virginia Football (@UVAFootball) October 10, 2020
The Cavaliers are set to play the NC State Wolfpack today at noon ET on ACC Network.