The Big 12 Conference announced Thursday that West Virginia vs. Oklahoma has been cancelled due to COVID-19 issues with the Mountaineers.
The game was scheduled for a noon ET kick off on Saturday, but it will not be re-scheduled as Oklahoma is set to take on Iowa State in the Big 12 Championship Game next weekend.
This is the second time the game has been called off due to COVID-19. Two weeks ago it was the Sooners who had the COVID problems, not it is the Mountaineers. West Virginia is pausing all team activities for seven days as it attempts to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
“Our intent is to get this spread under control as soon as possible for the health and safety of all involved,” West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons said in a statement. “We are beyond disappointed not to play our final home game of the season and honor our seniors, but we need to act now and reevaluate our situation after Dec. 17.”
The Mountaineers finish the season 5-4 and could still play in a bowl game. The Oklahoma Sooners will take on Iowa State next week, and while the Big 12 is on the outside looking in on a College Football Playoff appearance, the Sooners, No. 11 in the latest rankings, if they wanted a shot, could have used another chance to impress the committee with a blow out road win over a solid Mountaineers team.
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