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LSU Tigers vs. Florida Gators postponed due to Covid-19

A Covid-19 outbreak amongst the team will keep the game from being played in Gainesville this weekend, and has been moved to Dec. 19th.

A detailed view of The Is The Swamp signage at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium before the game between the Florida Gators and the Florida State Seminoles on November 25, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida. Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images

Update October 27th 6:05 p.m.: The Gators appear to still have plenty of Covid-19 issues, and their game against Missouri scheduled for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. might be in jeopardy.

Update 2:05 p.m.: UF AD Scott Stricklin says there are 21 players that have tested positive, and that the team trip to College Station to face Texas A&M last weekend might be the root cause of the outbreak.

Update 2:00 p.m.: The SEC has tentatively rescheduled the game for December 12, the weekend before the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta.

Update 1:49 p.m.: Gators AD Scott Stricklin will hold a press conference at 2:00 p.m. ET, where he’s likely to announce this weekend’s game is canceled.

The LSU Tigers won’t be traveling to Gainesville this weekend as a Covid-19 outbreak amongst the Florida Gators will keep this week’s SEC game from happening according to the Baton Rouge Advocate.

The Gators are reported to have 19 players testing positive with the virus, and additional players quarantined due to contact tracing protocols. The SEC requires teams to have at least 53 players available to play a game, and that includes enough at all position groups where the contest wouldn’t be deemed to be “unsafe.”

More information as we have it about the second SEC game to be rescheduled because of the pandemic.