This week has already seen a large number of college football games cancelled and postponed, and you can now add Georgia Tech to the list. In a surprising (well, maybe not too surprising) announcement on Thursday, the ACC moved this weekend’s contest against Pittsburgh to December 12.
The Panthers and Yellow Jackets are lucky, as the only reason this game was able to be moved instead of cancelled is because the ACC Championship game was officially scheduled for December 19, giving teams an extra week of flexibility. While definitely frustrating for the two squads, it is the right move as both of the teams are currently dealing with COVID issues. You don’t want to risk anyone’s life or livelihood for a single game.
At the rate that the United States is seeing cases rise, I’m honestly not sure that we’ll see many more college football games this season. The virus is only supposed to get worse as we get deeper into the winter, and a vaccine is close, but very far away. It will be interesting how the ACC and other conferences will deal with the basketball season, with much smaller teams, yet games played indoors.
I, like many fans and players, am disappointed, but I’m glad the ACC is taking safety seriously and I know that postponing the game is the right decision.
Stay safe, everyone!