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Frisco Bowl canceled due to Covid-19 issues with SMU

The first bowl game of the season has been canceled due to Covid-19.

Kent State Golden Flashes quarterback Dustin Crum (14) is awarded the offensive MVP award after winning the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl on December 20, 2019 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX. Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The college football bowl season was scheduled to kick off this Saturday in Frisco, Texas, but Covid-19 is changing that. The Frisco Bowl, which was to feature the SMU Mustangs and the UT-San Antonio Road Runners, has been canceled due to Covid-19 issues in the SMU program, per Drew Davison.

SMU finishes its season with a 7-3 record with three games canceled by the time all was said and done. Their biggest win was a 30-27 victory over No. 25 Memphis, but they also got thumped 42-13 by No. 9 Cincinnati. The Mustangs had plenty of injury problems this season, losing star receiver Reggie Roberson Jr. for an extended stretch including for the crucial game against Cincinnati.

UTSA finishes its season with a 7-4 record and two games canceled. Their most notable game was a 27-20 loss to BYU, and they will miss the second bowl game in program history after losing the 2016 New Mexico Bowl.