We all knew it was a possibility, but as the Monday business day came and went with no news, it seemed like maybe there was some hope that Texas A&M and Ole Miss could get in their game this Saturday at Kyle Field despite the Rebels’ COVID-19 issues.
The game will only be rescheduled if both the Ole Miss/LSU and A&M/Tennessee games on Dec. 19 are also canceled. So essentially, the Ole Miss game is not going to be played and will be declared a no contest.
“While we are extremely disappointed to miss the opportunity to play our last home game of the 2020 season and honor our senior class, we understood that any scenario throughout this public health crisis was a possibility,” said Texas A&M Athletic Director Ross Bjork. “After completing eight games, our players, coaches, staff, and administration should be commended for setting the stage for a successful season and playing this great game as safely as possible. We cannot wait to get back on the field against Tennessee on December 19, and finish this season as strong as possible and continue to build our program under Coach Fisher’s leadership.”
It sucks that these seniors don’t get one last game at Kyle Field. It sucks that the athletic department (as a whole, not just football) loses the millions in revenue that comes from a football home game in a likely-cash-strapped year. But most of all, it hurts that this team doesn’t get one additional chance to prove their worth as they vie for a spot in the College Football Playoff. But we’re still in good shape to play nine games, which is way more than most of us thought we’d see in August.
Everything is still on the table for this team, we just have to wait one more week to see them play for it again.