Memphis Tigers football game postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

WATCH: Memphis Tigers football game postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

Memphis, Tenn. — The game between the University of Houston and the University of Memphis, scheduled to take place September 18, 2020, has officially been postponed, according to a statement from the University of Memphis.

The game is being called off due to COVID-19 precautions, as a large number of players on the Memphis football team tested positive for COVID-19 and others are in quarantine.

In a statement posted on the Tigers' official Twitter account, Director of Athletics Laird Veatch said, “I am disappointed that we will be unable to play the Houston game at this time, but a season without a pause or change was always going to be unlikely. We will continue to closely monitor all of those impacted and do what is best for the safety and health of our students athletes coaches and staff.”

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The game would’ve been Memphis' American Athletic Conference opener and the second contest of the season for the Tigers.

Memphis defeated Arkansas State in their first match of the season 37-24.

The AAC will schedule the Memphis vs. Houston game for a later date, though that date has not been decided at this time.

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