This Saturday's Southern Miss football game at UTEP has been postponed, and the SEC has moved around three games affecting four teams next week and the following week.
The Southern-Miss UTEP change was initiated by Southern Miss due to an increase in Covid cases at the Hattiesburg, Mississippi school. The institutions, along with Conference USA, will work together to reschedule the contest for later this season.
"The health and safety of everyone involved continues to be our guiding force which made this decision to postpone the game the appropriate one, "Southern Miss Director of Athletics Jeremy McClain said. We are disappointed for our student-athletes who will not get a chance to participate for a second-straight weekend."
UTEP head Dana Dimel said, "We are concerned about the Southern Miss team and hope they get healthy and return to play soon. We were excited to play our first home game in a month. We'll set our sights on next week's game at Charlotte and trying to get a good road victory for our football team."
The Golden Eagles return to action when they travel to Lynchburg, Va., to face Liberty, Saturday, Oct. 24. Game time is set for 12 p.m., CT and can be seen on ESPN3.
We already knew that, due to positive tests and quarantine in the Florida football program, the LSU at Florida game scheduled for today was moved to to December 12. But now another Florida game has been affected. Due to the extended pause of team activities at Florida, and at the advice of health officials, the Missouri at Florida game originally scheduled for next Saturday (October 24) has been moved to October 31.
Two other SEC schedule changes have the Kentucky-Missouri game scheduled for October 31 moved up a week to October 24, and the Georgia-Kentucky game scheduled for October 24 moved back a week to October 31.