Vanderbilt at Georgia football game canceled due to COVID-19

By Kevin Kelley -

The Vanderbilt Commodores at Georgia Bulldogs football game has been canceled due to COVID-19, the SEC announced on Monday.

The two schools were scheduled to meet at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Dec. 19. The game was canceled due to “…the Vanderbilt football squad size and position availability falling below roster minimum requirements, consistent with Southeastern Conference COVID-19 protocols.”

The Vanderbilt-Georgia game has been declared a no contest and will not be rescheduled.

Vanderbilt and Georgia were originally scheduled to play on Saturday, Dec. 5, but the game was postponed due to COVID-19 issues at Vandy and then rescheduled for December 19.

The Commodores finish the 2020 season 0-9. Head coach Derek Mason was fired on November 29 and his replacement is rumored to be Notre Dame defensive coordinator Clark Lea.

The Georgia Bulldogs are 7-2 this season and currently ranked 9th in the College Football Playoff Rankings that were released last week. Georgia is rumored to be searching for an opponent to play this weekend, per Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports.

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