Mississippi State’s Saturday matchup against Auburn postponed due to COVID-19


This weekend’s game between Mississippi State and Auburn has been postponed.

The SEC released a statement today saying the move is due to COVID-19 positive test results, combined with players having to be isolated due to contact tracing inside the Mississippi State football program.

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The game has been tentatively been rescheduled for December 12th.

This is the fourth SEC game impacted by COVID-19 so far this season.

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