Southern Miss-FAU matchup postponed due to COVID-19
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While Southern Miss’ matchup with FAU this Saturday was on track despite the pending arrival of Hurricane Delta, 2020 still reared its ugly head as a COVID-19 outbreak at FAU will cause the game to be postponed. 

According to USM Athletics, the matchup was postponed due “to precautionary measures concerning the availability of student-athletes for Florida Atlantic.” The two schools and C-USA will work together to reschedule the contest for later this season.

“We understand this COVID-related decision made by Florida Atlantic to not play our game this weekend and appreciate the consistent communication with our athletic department during the week,” Southern Miss Director of Athletics Jeremy McClain said. “We are disappointed for our student-athletes who will not get a chance to participate, however we will work with Florida Atlantic and Conference USA to  reschedule this game for later in the season.”

USM will return to action on October 17th @ UTEP.