Saturday’s Mizzou Game in Columbia Postponed Due to COVID-19
The Missouri Tigers (2-3) were scheduled to play three time SEC Champion and 11/12 ranked Georgia (4-2) in a nationally televised game Saturday morning in Columbia. The game has been postponed due to some positive coronavirus tests among players on the Mizzou Tigers.
In a short statement released on the Mizzou Athletics website, The Univeristy of Missouri says the game has been postponed "due to combination of positive tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within one position group of the Tigers' football program, consistent with Southeastern Conference COVID-19 management requirements."
The rescheduling of the Georgia game is complicated by the fact Missouri already has had one game postponed due to the coronavirus. That was the Vanderbilt game scheduled for October 17. It was cancelled due to a COVID-19 outbreak Vanderbilt was suffering, and has been tentatively rescheduled for December 12. Because of this Mizzou says "the opportunity to reschedule the Georgia at Missouri game will need to be evaluated."
Mizzou Athletics says if the rescheduling of games currently on the SEC schedule necessitates playing on December 19 there's a good chance that's the date the Tigers would play Georgia in Missouri.
Mizzou is coming off a bye week and hasn't played since losing to Florida 41-17 in Gainesville on Halloween night. After a two week layoff, if the Tigers schedule goes the way the Athletic Department hopes the Tigers will play every week from Saturday November 21 through December 19.