Clemson–Florida State Game Postponed

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The Clemson–Florida State game scheduled for Saturday at noon has been postponed.

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Saturday that the postponement came after the game's morning conference call during which both teams' medical personnel were "unable to mutually agree on moving forward with the game."

According to ESPN's Andrea Adelson, both teams traveled for the game. However, both teams have to get tested for COVID-19 on Friday by a third party. Before any game, both teams have to sign off that they feel safe to play. 

Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports reported that a Clemson back-up offensive lineman tested positive for COVID-19 from a test taken Friday. Players received the results after Clemson landed in Tallahassee. The player traveled with the team.

Florida State officials were reportedly not comfortable playing because of the potential spread of COVID-19.

Clemson's offensive lineman practiced while being symptomatic throughout the week, something that was an issue for FSU medical staff. After the lineman tested positive, FSU felt that the lineman was at risk of being contagious to other players around him.

"We are disappointed that we will not be able to play today’s game against Florida State," Clemson AD Dan Radakovich tweeted. "Clemson has followed all of the ACC's protocol in preparation for this game. We look ahead to returning to action next week against Pitt for Senior Day and Military Appreciation Day."

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence tweeted the Tigers "were ready to play."

The last time Florida State had a positive case of COVID-19 was Sept. 19 when Florida State coach Mike Norvell tested positive. 

With the Florida State–Clemson game postponed, a total of 18 games have been postponed or canceled for Week 12. For the 2020 season, 477 games have been scheduled, 365 games have been played, 81 games have been canceled or postponed with 16.9% of games impacted, according to Sports Illustrated's Ross Dellenger. 

A potential reschedule date for the game, according to Thamel, is Dec. 12. Clemson was reportedly open to playing Sunday or Monday but FSU did not agree to play. 

Both teams will continue to adhere to the minimum outlined protocols within the ACC Medical Advisory Group report.

Clemson will return to action next Saturday when the Tigers host Pittsburgh. Florida State's next game comes next week when the Seminoles host Virginia.