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Vanderbilt-Missouri is the first SEC game postponed due to Covid-19

October 12, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The Covid-19 pandemic has officially infiltrated SEC football. Saturday's scheduled game between Missouri and Vanderbilt has been postponed due to positive Covid-19 tests and subsequent quarantining of players on Vanderbilt's roster.

Saturday's scheduled game between Missouri and Vanderbilt has been postponed due to positive Covid-19 tests and subsequent quarantining of players on Vanderbilt's roster.

SEC teams must have at least 53 scholarship players available for each game, according to conference rules.

"Due to a lack of available scholarship student-athletes, the October 17 football game at Missouri will be postponed to a later date," Vanderbilt posted on the school's athletics website.

In July, the SEC announced a move to a conference-only, 10-game schedule for the its 14 schools for the 2020 season.

"While we share in the disappointment that this Saturday's game will be postponed, our program is deeply appreciative of the tireless efforts put forth by student-athletes, university officials, conference administrators and medical experts who have risen to the challenge of helping us navigate these unprecedented circumstances," said Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason.

Vanderbilt's next scheduled game is October 31 against visiting Ole Miss, while Missouri is slated to travel to Gainesville, Florida, for an October 24 matchup with Florida.

This Vanderbilt-Missouri postponement marks the 28th NCAA Division I FBS football game overall to be postponed or canceled since August 26, according to ESPN.

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