UTSA at Rice football game postponed due to COVID-19

By Kevin Kelley -

The UTSA Roadrunners at Rice Owls football game has been postponed due to COVID-19, it was announced on Friday.

The two schools were scheduled to meet at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, Nov. 7. The game was postponed due to “…coronavirus-related issues within the (UTSA) program.”

The two schools will work with Conference USA to reschedule the game, but they do not currently have a shared open date.

“We are certainly disappointed that we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone Saturday’s game with Rice,” UTSA Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Lisa Campos said. “Throughout the pandemic, our top priority has been and will continue to be the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and community. We are extremely grateful to the leadership at Rice University and Conference USA for maintaining an open and understanding line of communication, and we look forward to being able to return to competition safely.”

UTSA is 4-4 overall and 2-2 in C-USA play this season. The Roadrunners are next scheduled to play on Saturday, Nov. 14 when they host the UTEP Miners at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

“After a great win last week at Southern Miss, I know our team was excited to get back on the field at home and renew the series with UTSA,” Rice Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaard said. “But the virus remains a constant challenge to our efforts to play this season. I know Coach (Mike) Bloomgren and his staff will regroup our team and turn their attentions to Louisiana Tech.”

Rice is scheduled to return to the gridiron on the road at the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Saturday, Nov. 14.

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