Louisiana Tech at North Texas football game postponed due to COVID-19

By Kevin Kelley -

The Louisiana Tech at North Texas football game has been postponed due to COVID-19, it was announced on Thursday.

The two schools were scheduled to meet at Apogee Stadium in Denton, Texas, on Saturday, Nov. 7. The game was postponed due to novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) cases and contact tracing issues at North Texas.

“Although we are disappointed we won’t get to play this Saturday, we support the decision that has been made for the welfare of everyone involved,” said Louisiana Tech VP and Director of Athletics Eric Wood. “We understand the current situation at North Texas as we were in their exact same position back in early September prior to our opener against Baylor. This will provide our student-athletes an open weekend to recover from seven straight weeks of football, and we look forward to playing in Denton in early December.”

Louisiana Tech is 4-3 overall and 3-2 in Conference USA action so far this season. The Bulldogs’ next scheduled contest is Saturday, Nov. 14 at home against the Rice Owls.

“We are very disappointed to announce the postponement of our game against Louisiana Tech this weekend,” North Texas Vice President and Director of Athletics Wren Baker said. “However, it is necessary in the interest of the health and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches and staff. We’ve appreciated the consistent dialogue with our colleagues at Louisiana Tech and we look forward to safely resuming play.”

North Texas, 2-3 overall and 1-2 in C-USA play, also had their Sept. 26 game at Houston postponed. The Mean Green are next scheduled to compete on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the UAB Blazers.

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