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SEC postpones Mizzou’s next football game after COVID-19 outbreak at Vanderbilt

Missouri tight end Niko Hea (48) celebrates with teammate Logan Christopherson (88) after...
Missouri tight end Niko Hea (48) celebrates with teammate Logan Christopherson (88) after scoring during the second half of an NCAA college football game against LSU Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. Missouri upset LSU 45-41. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)(L.G. Patterson | AP)
Published: Oct. 12, 2020 at 2:54 PM CDT
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (KY3) - Vanderbilt’s football game at Missouri on Saturday has been postponed because COVID-19 issues have left the Commodores without enough players.

The Southeastern Conference announced Monday the game has been tentatively rescheduled for Dec. 12. It is the first SEC game rescheduled due to COVID-19-related problems and the 28th FBS game overall to be postponed or canceled since Aug. 26.

The SEC started a conference-only schedule Sept. 26, a few weeks later than the rest of the FBS conferences that began play in September.

Vanderbilt (0-3) played with only 56 scholarship players last week in a loss to South Carolina.

The school said Monday it would not be able to reach the SEC’s 53-player minimum this week “due to the quarantining of individuals with positive tests and those designated as close contacts, along with injuries and opt-outs.”

Vandy had six players opt out of the season, including four offensive lineman.

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