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Coastal Carolina will now face BYU this Saturday after COVID-19 issues forced Liberty to pull out of the game, Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated reports.
This will be a fascinating game for the College Football Playoff rankings, as BYU has been dinged by the committee for its weak schedule. Though undefeated, BYU opened in the CFP rankings at No. 14 last week and advanced only one spot to No. 13 this week. BYU quarterback Zach Wilson is a first round NFL Draft prospect.
Coastal Carolina is ranked No. 18 in the CFP rankings, and the name of Coastal Carolina head coach Jamey Chadwell comes up in rumors for every major job opening.
It’s pretty remarkable that a sport where games were scheduled upwards of a decade in advance now has a game finalized on two days’ notice. 2020 is wild.