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Mizzou football postponed as Vanderbilt COVID-19 cases mount

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Posted at 2:46 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 15:46:33-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of Missouri football team won't get to try and build off the momentum from beating the reigning Football Bowl Subdivision champions on Saturday after all.

The Tigers, who upset then-No. 17 LSU on Saturday in a game moved to Columbia due to Hurricane Delta, were scheduled to host Vanderbilt this Saturday, but the Southeastern Conference announced Monday that the game has been postponed due to COVID-19 cases and quarantines within the Vanderbilt football program.

The SEC said the game has been tentatively rescheduled for Dec. 12 in announcing the postponement on social media.

The Commodores only had 56 players available during last Saturday's 41-7 loss against South Carolina. The SEC requires a minimum of 53 players for a team to compete.

The win against LSU, which is rebuilding after last season's national championship, was new coach Eli Drinkwitz's first with the program.

The Tigers' next scheduled game now is set for Oct. 24 at the University of Florida.

This is a developing story and may be updated.