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Which College Football Games in Week 16 Are Postponed Due to COVID-19?

It's that time of the year—College Football Playoff is around the corner and Power 5 conference championships are underway.

As the season is winding down, COVID-19 continues to dominate headlines and plague the NCAA as games are postponed and canceled.

In Week 15, 12 games were canceled due to COVID-19 implications. The Big Ten, the Pac 12 and the Mid-American Conference each had two games canceled respectively.

The Southeastern Conference, the American Athletic Conference, the Conference USA, the Big 12, the Sun Belt and the Mountain West conferences each had one game canceled.

After "The Game" was canceled pitting Ohio State against its rival Michigan, the Big Ten amended its conference rules for 2020 and eliminated the six-game requirement for the Buckeyes to play in the conference championship on Saturday.

Below is a list of each Week 16 game that's been postponed or canceled. This list will be updated throughout the week as schedule changes are announced.


  • Georgia Tech @ Miami: The game is canceled based on Georgia Tech's medical report. on Friday. The Yellow Jackets will end the season with a 3-7 record. 
  • Florida State @ Wake Forest: The game is canceled due to Florida State having an insufficient number of available offensive linemen due to COVID-19. 

Big Ten:

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  • Purdue @ Indiana: The rivals canceled Friday's game due to COVID-19 testing results at both schools. It marks the first time in more than a century that they won't play for the Old Oaken Bucket.
  • Michigan @ Iowa: The game has been canceled due to lingering COVID-19 issues in Michigan's program.
  • Michigan State @ Maryland:The game has been cancelled due to COVID-19 issues in the Terrapins' program. 


  • Arizona @ California: The game has been canceled due to both teams not having the minimum number of scholarship players available.


  • Vanderbilt @ Georgia: The game has been canceled due to positive COVID-19 tests in the Commodores' program.

Sun Belt:

  • Louisiana Monroe @ Troy: The game has been canceled due to positive COVID-19 tests in Louisiana Monroe's program. 

Bowl Games:

  • The Frisco Bowl this Saturday between SMU and UTSA has been canceled, with SMU unable to play.