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ASU-Cal game canceled, Herm Edwards tests positive for Covid-19

The Pac-12 is losing a game to Covid-19 in Week 11.

Head coach Herm Edwards of the Arizona State Sun Devils looks on during the first half of a game against the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Coliseum on November 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

UPDATE: Adam Rittenberg is reporting Cal could still play another Pac-12 opponent on Sunday. And Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports says Cal could now play Washington this Sunday as a replacement for both teams.

The college football schedule is losing another game to Covid-19. Cal vs. Arizona State has been canceled due to Covid-19 issues, per Ross Dellenger. Most notably, ASU head coach Herm Edwards has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, per Nicole Auerbach.

This is the 13th game that has been canceled in Week 11. No. 1 Alabama, No. 3 Ohio State and No. 5 Texas A&M all have had their games canceled due to outbreaks of Covid-19 and contact tracing.

Also Sun Devils head coach Herm Edwards has been diagnosed with Covid-19. The 66-year-old has had a long career in football as a defensive back with the Philadelphia Eagles, as well as head coach of the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs. Edwards confirmed his diagnosis via a statement from ASU:

“First, I want to say that Lia, the girls and I are fine and I will be back quicker than you can say ‘Forks Up!’ Second, even with the marvelous care our medical professionals have provided for myself, my staff and my team over the past few months the virus still found me. So, I encourage all of you to take this virus seriously, to wear a mask, practice physical distancing and get tested whenever possible.

Arizona State lost in a dramatic collapse to USC last Saturday 28-27 in Los Angeles in a game that might determine the Pac-12 South winner. Quarterback Jayden Daniels was 11/23 for 134 yards and a touchdown, but failing to cover an onsides kick in the fourth quarter as well as several blown 4th downs by the defense were the difference.