The Big 12 announced in a brief statement on Wednesday that the Texas at Kansas game had been postponed.
The conference said in a message, “In accordance with Big 12 Conference football game interruption guidelines, the Texas at Kansas game scheduled for November 21 has been postponed. The game will be rescheduled on December 12. The time and television designation will be announced when available.”
But then came more information from KU, who cited COVID-19 and injury concerns, adding, “The position group affected has a combination of injuries and contact tracing. Since Nov. 8, the KU football program has performed 825 COVID-19 tests with five returning positive on different testing days during that time span.”
The game has been rescheduled for Dec. 12, one week before the Big 12 Championship Game set for December 19th.
The Longhorns had a bye week last week so their next game is against Iowa State at home on Friday, Nov. 27. The last time they played was on Nov. 7, when they defeated West Virginia 17-13.
Iowa State (5-1) and Oklahoma State (4-1) currently atop the Big 12 standings, while Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas State are all in the mix. Meantime, Kansas is 0-7 and is next scheduled to face TCU at home on Nov. 28.