Mizzou-Vandy First SEC Game to Be Postponed

The football game between Missouri and Vanderbilt has been postponed. The news was first reported by Mitchell Forde and Gabe DeArmond of Rivals, and confirmed by Brett McMurphy of Stadium.

Vanderbilt only had 56 scholarship players suited up for their game this past week against South Carolina. The recommended threshold to be able to play is 53.

This is the first SEC game that has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The conference has two bye weeks built into their schedule to account for circumstances like this. Even if this game is never made up, it is unlikely to affect the top of the SEC standings.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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  1. This is becoming a part of gamesmanship. Vandy didn’t say they have 45 players with COVID-19, just that they only have 56 available. One: how many scholarship players does Vandy have at the moment; and two: how many players are injured with regular football injuries not at all related to COVID-19. Same goes for Baylor, they have canceled or delayed three games already. I don’t know what is real and what is just we aren’t ready to play this week so let’s get every advantage we can and blame it on Covid. Hate to sound cynical, but that’s the world we live in.

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