Air Force at Army football game postponed due to COVID-19

By Kevin Kelley -

The Air Force Falcons at Army Black Knights football game has been postponed due to COVID-19, it was announced on Thursday.

The two schools were scheduled to meet at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y., on Saturday, Nov. 7. The game was postponed due to “…upward trends of COVID-19 cases here at the (Air Force) Academy, the football program and in the surrounding community.”

The two schools will work to reschedule the game. Not playing the game could cause complications with the annual awarding of the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy.

Air Force’s only scheduled open week is Dec. 12, but Army is scheduled to play Navy in the annual Army-Navy Game that day.

“We are disappointed to postpone this game, but the health and safety of our cadets, staff and the community continues to be our No. 1 priority at the Academy,” Air Force Director of Athletics Nathan Pine said. “Due to the upward trends in our COVID numbers across the campus, we have paused all intercollegiate team activities.”

Air Force is 1-2 overall and 0-2 in Mountain West play so far this season. The Falcons defeated Navy back on October 3, 40-7, which currently gives them the advantage in the battle for the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy.

Army, an FBS Independent, is 6-0 this season. The Black Knights also had their Sept. 19 home game against BYU postponed and it’s unknown if they will be able to reschedule that contest this season.

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