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Marshall vs. FIU game canceled

Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but a Conference USA tilt won’t happen due to Covid-19.

Marshall Thundering Herd quarterback Grant Wells looks over the defense during the fourth quarter of the college football game between the Florida Atlantic Owls and the Marshall Thundering Herd on October 24, 2020, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, WV. Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Another day, another college football game postponed or canceled due to Covid-19.

This time it’s the Marshall Thundering Herd who were set to take on the FIU Panthers this weekend in Miami. But a “lack of available scholarship student-athletes” will prevent the Friday night tilt on CBS Sports Network from happening.

Due to FIU football’s lack of available scholarship student-athletes, the Oct. 30 game against Marshall will be postponed to a later date.

The action follows Conference USA COVID-19 guidelines, which require a threshold for the game to be played safely. The shortage is due to quarantining of COVID-19 positive tests and contact tracing, as well as injuries.

The game does have title implications, as Marshall is ranked #19 and 5-0 overall, 3-0 in Conference USA’s East Division. It’s been a rough year for the Panthers, who despite beating the crosstown rival Miami Hurricanes last year, are 0-1 in the league and 1-2 overall.

FIU’s game with Charlotte scheduled for October 17th was also postponed.