College football schedule 2020: The 79 games already postponed or canceled due to COVID-19

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With COVID-19 still raging across the country, it was long expected that many college football games would be postponed if not outright canceled over the course of the season. With many unknowns about the virus and its long-term effects, schools are taking every precaution necessary to make sure the student-athletes and staff are protected. As we enter Week 12 of the 2020 season, there have now been 79 games affected by COVID-19 with most postponements coming as a result of contact tracing protocols that require players to quarantine for 14 days if they are deemed to have been in high-risk contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Week 11 saw eight Power Five games canceled or postponed with the addition of one game in the Pac-12 — Cal at UCLA — after those two programs saw their games erased. Now into Week 12, five games are already off the books including Ole Miss at Texas A&M and Arizona State at Colorado.

Some teams, such as Florida, Missouri, Houston, Memphis, Baylor, FAU, FIU, Virginia Tech, Arkansas State, Charlotte, Rice, Texas A&M and Arizona State have already experienced multiple game disruptions. Even those who have not seen a game postponed yet are living day-by-day as COVID-19 test results and subsequent contact tracing dictate if — and how effectively — they will be able to play as scheduled.

Here is the full list of college football game postponements.

ULM at Troy

Sept. 5

Dec. 17


Sept. 11


NC State at Virginia Tech

Sept. 12

Sept. 26

Marshall at East Carolina

Sept. 12


Tulsa at Oklahoma State Sept. 12 Sept. 19
Louisiana Tech at Baylor* Sept. 12 TBD
Houston at Memphis Sept. 18 Dec. 5
BYU at Army Sept. 19 TBD
Virginia at Virginia Tech Sept. 19 Dec. 12
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State Sept. 19 Oct. 10
Charlotte at North Carolina Sept. 19 Canceled
FAU at Georgia Southern Sept. 19 Dec. 5
Houston at Baylor* Sept. 19 Canceled
Memphis at UTSA Sept. 25 Canceled
Georgia State at Charlotte Sept. 26 TBD
Notre Dame at Wake Forest Sept. 26 Dec. 12
North Texas at Houston Sept. 26 TBD
Tulsa at Arkansas State Sept. 26 TBD
South Florida at FAU Sept. 26 Canceled
Temple at Navy Sept. 26 Oct. 10
Rice at Marshall Oct. 3 Dec. 5
Troy at South Alabama Oct. 3 Dec. 5
Louisiana at Appalachian State Oct. 3 Dec. 4
UAB at Rice Oct. 10 Dec. 12
FAU at Southern Miss Oct. 10 Dec. 10
Appalachian State at Georgia Southern Oct. 14 Dec. 12
Oklahoma State at Baylor Oct. 17 Dec. 12
Vanderbilt at Missouri Oct. 17 Dec. 12
LSU at Florida Oct. 17 Dec. 12
Cincinnati at Tulsa Oct. 17 Dec. 5
FIU at Charlotte Oct. 17 Dec. 5
Southern Miss at UTEP Oct. 17 Dec. 5
Missouri at Florida Oct. 24 Oct. 31
New Mexico at Colorado State Oct. 24 Canceled
Marshall at FIU Oct. 30 Dec. 11
North Texas at UTEP Oct. 31 Dec. 12
Wisconsin at Nebraska Oct. 31 Canceled
Purdue at Wisconsin Nov. 7 Canceled
FIU at UTEP Nov. 7 Canceled
Louisville at Virginia Nov. 7 Nov. 14
Air Force at Army Nov. 7 TBD
Tulsa at Navy Nov. 7 TBD
Washington at California Nov. 7 Canceled
Louisiana Tech at North Texas Nov. 7 Dec. 3
UTSA at Rice Nov. 7 TBD
Charlotte at Middle Tennessee Nov. 7 TBD
Arizona at Utah Nov. 7 Canceled
Air Force at Wyoming Nov. 14 Canceled
Auburn at Mississippi State Nov. 14 Dec. 12
Memphis at Navy Nov. 14 TBD
Texas A&M at Tennessee Nov. 14 Dec. 12
Alabama at LSU Nov. 14 TBD
Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas State Nov. 14 Dec. 5
Missouri at Georgia Nov. 14 TBD
Ohio State at Maryland Nov. 14 Canceled
Pitt at Georgia Tech Nov. 14 Dec. 12
Rice at Louisiana Tech Nov. 14 TBD
North Texas at UAB Nov. 14 Canceled
Coastal Carolina at Troy Nov. 14 Dec. 12
Gardner-Webb at Charlotte Nov. 14 Canceled
Cal at Arizona State Nov. 14 Canceled
Utah at UCLA Nov. 14 Canceled
Ohio at Miami (OH) Nov. 17 Canceled
Utah State at Wyoming Nov. 19 Canceled
UAB at UTEP Nov. 20 Canceled
Arizona State at Colorado Nov. 21 Canceled
Ole Miss at Texas A&M Nov. 21 TBD
Louisiana-Monroe at Louisiana Tech Nov. 21 Canceled
Georgia Tech at Miami Nov. 21 Dec. 19
Charlotte at Marshall  Nov. 21 Canceled
Wake Forest at Duke Nov. 21 Canceled
Houston at SMU Nov. 21 Dec. 12/TBD
Navy at USF Nov. 21 TBD
Central Arkansas at Louisiana Nov. 21 Canceled
UNLV at Colorado State No. 21  Canceled 
Louisville at Boston College Nov. 27 Dec. 12
Miami at Wake Forest Nov. 28 Dec. 5
Wake Forest at Louisville Dec. 5 Nov. 28
Western Carolina at North Carolina Dec. 11 Dec. 5

* Baylor can only make up one nonconference game due to league scheduling rules.

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