The Cougars were supposed to be playing for the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy this weekend after beating Navy 55-3 on Labor Day.
Ok, they aren’t really taking the place of Air Force in the battle of the service academies. Still, Cougar fans were looking forward to a battle on the gridiron between the Mormon Battalion and the United States Army.
Last night, sources reported that the game would be postponed due to a small outbreak of COVID-19 on the Cougars’ side.
Locally, several reporters reported the news on Twitter shortly after the BYU Football account did at 5:30 PM MST. Some of these were Hans Olsen, Jay Drew and Mitch Harper. An hour later, national sports reporters like Brett McMurphy confirmed the news.
This could definitely impact the season for both teams. Army and BYU have both been on fire as their combined score vs opponents has been 134-10. It is a shame because this was supposed to be the first game for the Cougars on CBS in over 20 years. The primetime TV slot was available due to the SEC not starting until the last weekend of September. This was a golden opportunity for national attention for BYU. If this game does get rescheduled, it will be tough to find a better TV slot.
Hopefully BYU can be ready for their home opener vs Troy on September 26th. That game will be a “BYU after Dark” game at 8:15 PM MST on ESPN.
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