The Ole Miss Rebels at Texas A&M Aggies football game has been postponed due to COVID-19, the SEC announced on Monday.
The two schools were scheduled to meet at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, on Saturday, Dec. 12 and the game was slated for a primetime kickoff on CBS. The contest has been postponed due to “…a combination of positive tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Ole Miss football program.”
The opportunity to reschedule the game will be contingent on any cancellation of games currently scheduled for December 19 due to COVID-19, otherwise the game will not be played and would be declared a no-contest.
Ole Miss and Texas A&M were originally scheduled to square off on Saturday, Nov. 21, but the game was postponed due to COVID-19 issues with the Aggies.
“While we are extremely disappointed to miss the opportunity to play our last home game of the 2020 season and honor our senior class, we understood that any scenario throughout this public health crisis was a possibility,” Texas A&M Director of Athletics Ross Bjork said. “After completing eight games, our players, coaches, staff, and administration should be commended for setting the stage for a successful season and playing this great game as safely as possible. We cannot wait to get back on the field against Tennessee on December 19, and finish this season as strong as possible and continue to build our program under Coach Fisher’s leadership.”
Texas A&M is 7-1 this season and currently ranked 5th in the College Football Playoff Rankings that were released on Dec. 1. The Aggies are scheduled to play at Tennessee on Saturday, Dec. 19 to close out the regular-season.
Ole Miss is 4-4 in their first season under head coach Lane Kiffin. The Rebels are currently scheduled play at LSU on Saturday, Dec. 19.