BYU postpones September 19 Army game after positive COVID-19 tests

Ruben Hill
September 16, 2020

The teams announced the game's postponement following what both said was a "small number" of positive tests in the BYU program.

BYU and Army will look to reschedule the game, which was supposed to be televised on CBS next Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET.

"We appreciate the university administration, state health officials and a variety of medical experts who have helped us navigate these unprecedented times", said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe.

The teams both have November 28 open on their schedule if they want to reschedule.

In a odd college football season, Army athletic director Mike Buddie tweeted a seemingly appropriate message on Sunday as he seeks to fill out his football team's schedule.

It's a tough blow for BYU, which had its schedule essentially wiped out by the scheduling issues with conferences around the country.

Following a dominating 55-3 season opener at Navy, the Cougars find themselves ranked No. 21 in the AP Poll and No. 22 in the Amway Coaches Poll in the first weekly regular-season ranking released for the 2020 season.

The Cougars will conduct small-group workouts next week until the team is cleared to resume full-team practices.

BYU's next game is scheduled for September 26 against Troy in the home opener at LaVell Edwards Stadium. The Black Knights will return to the field on the road against Cincinnati on September 26. With the BYU game off the books for now, it's down to 11.

Army and BYU never have met on the football field, and the September 19 game was a late add. It joins the Virginia vs. Virginia Tech and Memphis vs. Houston games.

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