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Texas A&M vs. Tennessee postponed, rescheduled for December 12th

There are too many cases of Covid-19 for the Vols to play safely this weekend, but the SEC says they’ll schedule it for the second weekend in December.

Jarrett Guarantano #2 of the Tennessee Volunteers throws a pass in the first half of a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Razorback Stadium on November 7, 2020 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

The Texas A&M Aggies and Tennessee Volunteers won’t play their scheduled game this weekend as a Covid-19 outbreak in Knoxville has UT under the minimum number of scholarship athletes available.

Here’s the full statement from the SEC:

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (November 10, 2020) - The Alabama at LSU and Texas A&M at Tennessee football games of November 14 have been postponed due to a combination of positive tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the LSU and Texas A&M football programs, consistent with Southeastern Conference COVID-19 management requirements.

“While it is unfortunate to have multiple postponements in the same week, we began the season with the understanding interruptions to the schedule were possible and we have remained focused throughout the season on the health of everyone around our programs,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “We must remain vigilant, within our programs and in our communities, to prevent the spread of the virus and to manage activities that contribute to these interruptions.”

It was announced Monday that the Auburn at Mississippi State game of November 14 has been postponed due to positive tests and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Mississippi State football program.

The Auburn at Mississippi State and Texas A&M at Tennessee games have been tentatively rescheduled for December 12. Because LSU has a game tentatively scheduled for December 12, the opportunity to reschedule the Alabama at LSU game will need to be evaluated. The rescheduling of games on the remaining SEC football schedule may include December 19 as a playing date.

The SEC’s COVID-19 management requirements, as developed by the SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force, are available on SECsports.com.

This marks the third SEC game this weekend to be halted due to the virus along with the Alabama Crimson Tide vs. LSU Tigers, and Auburn Tigers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Texas A&M was an eight-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook.