Georgia game against Vanderbilt won’t happen as planned

Georgia game against Vanderbilt won’t happen as planned

The Southeastern Conference has announced a revamped schedule for december 12 and december 19, including Vanderbilt's game at No. 11 Georgia that could not be played as scheduled on Saturday because of coronavirus concerns.

The Vanderbilt Commodores were bathed in plaudits for fielding Sarah Fuller, the "first woman" to play in a Power Five college football game.

The SEC said ahead of the season that teams could postpone or cancel a game if they had fewer than 53 scholarship players or didn't meet specific positional minimums. As long as there are no further postponements - which is far from a certainty - the SEC has a path to play every league game without games being called off.

Vanderbilt (0-8) must also make up a game with Tennessee. The Mizzou men's basketball team hosts IL at 7 p.m. for the annual Braggin' Rights rivalry game. Should the Bulldogs win the SEC East and qualify for the SEC championship game, the Georgia-Vanderbilt game would be declared a no-contest. Offensive coordinator Todd Fitch is serving as the interim head coach. But Mason was not let go before completing the stunt of bringing on women's soccer player Fuller as team kicker last Saturday. Derek Mason was sacked after the Missouri loss.

No. 3 Ohio State appeared to be on track to play after school officials canceled last week's trip to IL due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Ole Miss - a team that wasn't set to play on Saturday - announced earlier Friday that it was pausing team activities through Tuesday due to COVID-19 positive tests.

No. 13 Oklahoma also appears set to get back on the field after its game last week against West Virginia was postponed. Vanderbilt needs to still play Tennessee and Georgia still needs to play Missouri. The Rebels still need to play Texas A&M and LSU.

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