The 2020 Sun Belt Conference title game between Coastal Carolina’s No.9 will play Louisiana’s No.17 was called off Thursday night – two days before the game – due to the coronavirus.
The Sun Belt Conference said there had been a positive test on the Coastal Carolina team.
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“The Sun Belt Championship football game between Coastal Carolina and Louisiana has been called off due to a positive COVID-19 test in the Coastal Carolina program. Due to contact tracing, an entire group of positions would not be available to play, ”the conference said in a tweet.
Sun Belt Commissioner Keith Gill added: “We are very disappointed that the Championship game could not be played, but we are very proud of all the players and staff and their hard work during this season really. difficult. We will honor both teams in 2020. Sun Belt Conference Co-Champions. ”
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The Chanticleers were in the midst of an unbeaten season and likely on the verge of somehow sneaking into the college football playoffs.
Louisiana’s only loss of the season was three points to Coastal Carolina.
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It’s unclear how this will affect the teams bowl position. Both teams are ready to embark on an important bowl game as they are in the Top 25 AP.