Memphis cancels game at UTSA, adds home game vs. Stephen F. Austin

By Kevin Kelley -

The Memphis Tigers have canceled their football game at UTSA and added a home contest against Stephen F. Austin, the school announced on Saturday.

Memphis was scheduled to play at the UTSA Roadrunners on Friday, Sept. 25. Due to novel coronavirus 2019 pandemic (COVID-19) positive test results at Memphis, the game at UTSA has been canceled and will not be made up.

To replace the UTSA contest, the Memphis Tigers have added a home game against the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks of the Southland Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The two schools will meet at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tenn., on Saturday Nov. 21, 2020.

“While we project our quarantine and isolation numbers to improve next week, we felt it was in the best interest of the health and safety of our student-athletes to make this decision now,” said Laird Veatch, University of Memphis director of athletics. “This also allows UTSA the most flexibility to find a replacement opponent.”

In their first and only matchup back in 1959, Memphis beat Stephen F. Austin 25-6.

Memphis opened the 2020 season on Saturday, Sept. 5 at home with a 37-24 victory over the Arkansas State Red Wolves. That’s the only game the Tigers have played so far this season.

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