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Every Sunday 14th campus football match has been postponed or canceled due to COVID-19 | Instant News

The University Football playoff is close at hand, and three weeks until the Power 5 conference holds their respective championships.

Given the circumstances this season, it is different, at least because of the program to combat COVID-19 and the protocol that accompanies the global pandemic.

Week 12 sees a most games canceled or postponed due to a positive COVID-19 case and contact tracing linked to the day of the decision to postpone the Clemson-Florida State game on the front lines. Five ACC matches are not played as scheduled on Week 12 while Pac-12 has two matches canceled. Mountain West has three, and AAC, Sun Belt, and Conference USA have two each.


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Florida beat Kentucky in languid fashion Sports | Instant News

Gators coach Dan Mullen shouted through his neck guard at defense coordinator Todd Grantham.

If a scene like that doesn’t sum up this season for Florida football, then what? One trainer wearing UF-not approved facepieceothers, while wearing no masks at all, cast a painful glance at his inappropriate defensive call-up.

If a thin piece of orange-and-blue cloth didn’t cover his mouth, you would see Mullen spitting fire. The head coach got even more excited with every low response from Grantham. Mullen answered every reply from the struggling coordinator with a resolute chopping motion, as if to signal for him to stop, and even heated up.

UF managed to qualify for a 34-10 win over Kentucky on Saturday despite struggling in the first half of the defense.

Wildcats dominated possession in the first half. England ran out of a Gators defense that had been in failure for more than 23 minutes, while UF managed to do very little 6:13 with the ball.

The British offense, last in the SEC in yards per game but fourth in a conference in a hurry, predicted to creep across the UF defense. The Wildcats collected 126 yards running towards Florida 31. They went 2-2 on the fourth down and counted a total of 13 first downs in the first 30 minutes of Saturday’s game. Everything in the first half. Therefore, Mullen’s frustration is seen with Todd’s “I have a top 10 defense in a lot of places” Grantham.

“I think you get it just by having different discussions, competitive people,” Mullen said of the interaction with Grantham.

Luckily for the Gators, when their offense came onto the field, it made play. Apart from two mistakes by wide receivers Justin Shorter and Nay’Quan Wright, Florida’s offense went well. Kyle Pitts’ back after missing two games while recovering from a concussion and nose surgery saw Kyle-squared rise. Tandem put up 99 yards and three goals.

“Kyle (Pitts) is a phenomenal athlete and a tight tip,” said Trask. “He’s been causing a lot of mismatches for defense, you know, causing a lot of chaos in the backend as they try to figure out how to keep him.”

Kadarius Toney also discovered the Florida endzone when he carried a British punt 50 yards to his home.

UF’s foul was helped in the second half by seven Kentucky defensive penalties for 69 yards. With only six minutes of ball possession in the first half, Florida’s two goals marked the team’s lowest scoring first half of the season. The previous low was 17 points against Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee, last week.

Trask and brigade responded with 17 points in the third quarter alone. They counted a total of 20 in the second half en route to the game with the lowest score in 2020.

However, there were some defensive bright spots on Saturday. The Gators were increased by two sacks, and the quarterback was rushed by Brenton Cox Jr. helped midfielder Mohamoud Diabate secure a 14-yard interception that put his foul comfortably into the red. Shawn Davis and Tre Vez Johnson each made interceptions in the fourth quarter of their own.

“I mean we played four quarters, you have to play four quarters against us,” said Johnson. “So, going into the second half, we knew we had to perform with a lot more energy than we did in the first half.”

The Gators return to the gridiron next Saturday, December 5, in Knoxville, Tennessee, where they will face Volunteers in their own backyard.

Contact Payton Titus at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @ petitus25.


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No. 3 The State of Ohio canceled the game in Illinois | Instant News

The team did not travel Friday to Champaign, Illinois, as scheduled so additional COVID-19 testing could be carried out. After finding a positive test result that came back, the game was canceled. This is the second game of the season the Ohio State Top Ten has been canceled. The Top Ten Rule requires teams to play at least six games in this shortened season to be eligible to play in the Top Ten championship match unless the average of all teams drops below six. Ohio State (4-0) has only two games remaining on its regular season schedule.


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All college football games canceled / postponed this week | Instant News

In a year we’ve never seen before, we’ve seen football on campus and which we hope we’ll never see again, at least in terms of trying to play the big games through the global pandemic.

Meanwhile, we’re continuing to make cancellations and postponements for games scheduled to be played this week.

On Friday afternoon, it’s hard to imagine any college football game being canceled for this weekend, but it’s definitely a possibility at this odd time.

Here’s a complete list up to date with every game canceled for this weekend:

Ole Miss at No. 5 Texas A&M
Georgia Tech at No. 12 Miami (FL)
Charlotte at No. 15 Marshall
No. 22 Texas in Kansas
Central Arkansas at No. 24 Louisiana
Michigan State in Maryland
Build Forest at Duke
Houston in high school
UL Monroe at Louisiana Tech
UNLV in the State of Colorado
State of San Jose in Fresno State
Navy in South Florida
Arizona State in Colorado

Many believe LSU and Arkansas will also be canceled, but on Friday afternoon reports suggested the game was running on all systems for Saturday.


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Pac-12 to allow non-conference football matches | Instant News

Pac-12 has relaxed its scheduling limits for the 2020 season and will allow non-conference football matches to be played if they meet certain criteria.

“The Pac-12 is committed to maintaining maximum flexibility to give our student-soccer athletes the opportunity to compete, while continuing to ensure that health and safety remains our number one priority,” said commissioner Larry Scott in a statement.

Pac-12 lists three conditions a team must meet to play non-conference games.

Opponents must be able to meet Pac-12 testing and related safety protocols for COVID-19, which includes once-weekly PCR and daily antigen testing for each day of close contact athletic activity.

The Pac-12 team must host and games must be broadcast by ESPN or Fox Sports, the conference television partner.

If a Pac-12 team schedules a non-conference match at the start of the week and a Pac-12 opponent becomes available at the end of the Thursday of the same week, Pac-12 will need a showdown between conference teams.

Colorado is the only Pac-12 team without an opponent this week, after its game against Arizona State canceled Sunday. Last week, the conference was paired California and UCLA on Sunday, after the previously scheduled second school match was canceled.

Colorado on Thursday issued a statement saying it would not schedule a non-conference opponent for this weekend, despite a Pac-12 ruling.


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