The Charlotte 49ers at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football game has been postponed due to COVID-19, it was announced on Friday.
The two schools were scheduled to meet at Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Saturday, Nov. 7. The game was postponed due to “…to positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing within the 49ers’ program.”
The two schools will work with Conference USA to reschedule the game. The only shared open date by both schools is December 12.
“We are extremely disappointed to have to postpone our game at Middle Tennessee. Our coaching staff and players were looking forward to the Conference USA matchup,” said Charlotte Director of Athletics Mike Hill. “The health and safety of everyone involved, however, remains the top priority during these challenging times.”
Charlotte is 2-3 overall and 2-1 in C-USA play this season. The 49ers are next scheduled to play on Saturday, Nov. 14 when they host the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs.
“These are obviously very challenging times. We understand and respect the decision by Charlotte,” said Middle Tennessee director of athletics Chris Massaro. “First and foremost is the health and safety of the Charlotte program and we wish everyone involved a speedy recovery.
“This is disappointing but we look forward to our road game against nationally ranked Marshall next week. We appreciate our student-athletes and fans for their patience during these unprecedented times.”
Middle Tennessee is scheduled to return to the gridiron on the road at the 16th-ranked Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday, Nov. 14.