Unlike the NFL, the college football world has not been unscathed by the current COVID-19 pandemic plaguing the United States. We’ve already seen a whole plethora of games postponed after outbreaks of the virus throughout college football.
We can now add another one to the list. And it consists one of the top national title contenders in the college footbal world.
Notre Dame’s Sept. 26 game against Wake Forest postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak
The Irish most-recently took out South Florida by the score of 52-0 this past Saturday. That came after a solid Week 1 win over the Duke Blue Devils. Brian Kelly’s squad is ranked No. 7 in the most-recent Associated Press poll.
All of this comes with the 2020 college football schedule set to increase in volume moving forward.
SEC to begin 2020 college football season this weekend
As we highlighted in previewing this week’s slate, the SEC will take to the field for the first time during the 2020 college football season this coming Saturday. That slate is headlined by Florida taking on Mississippi and third-ranked Alabama going up against Missouri.
The Big Ten also announced earlier this month that its schedule will begin in October. Initially, that Power Five conference announced it would postpone the season altogether due to the pandemic. As of right now, there’s no set schedule for the Pac-12 to initiate its season.
As for the Irish, they are next slated to take on Florida State Oct. 10. Playing an ACC schedule this season, Notre Dame does not have a bye on the same week as Wake Forest moving forward this season. That obviously complicates matters.
The question now becomes whether further outbreaks of the COVID-19 virus will prevent the 2020 college football season from being completed. It’s been a pretty big backstory through the first three weeks of the campaign with this being the headliner.