No. 9 Georgia-Vanderbilt, Troy-ULM games canceled

Field Level Media

December 14, 2020 at 10:57 pm.

Saturday’s season-ending contest between No. 9 Georgia and Vanderbilt has been canceled due to the Commodores not being able to meet minimum roster requirements, the SEC announced Monday.

The game, scheduled to be played in Athens, Ga., goes down as a no contest. Georgia reportedly is looking for a replacement game. Vanderbilt’s season ends at 0-9.

Troy’s game with Louisiana-Monroe scheduled for Thursday night has been called for the second and final time, due to the Warhawks not having enough players available to play.

The two originally were scheduled to play on Sept. 5 but that game was postponed due to nine positive tests for the coronavirus within ULM’s program.

Troy finishes the season with a record of 5-6, and 3-4 in the Sun Belt.

“We are extremely disappointed in the news that ULM will not have enough players available to play Thursday’s game,” Troy director of athletics Brent Jones said. “I am very appreciative to ULM Athletics Director Scott McDonald and Sun Belt Commissioner Keith Gill for their open lines of communication in this process. My heart hurts for our student-athletes, coaches and staff who have worked tirelessly since they returned to campus in June with the intention of playing a full 12-game schedule.”

ULM finishes winless at 0-10, including an 0-7 conference mark.

“The combination of positive COVID tests, contact tracing and injuries made it impossible to safely play the season finale at Troy,” McDonald said. “Our No. 1 priority throughout this uniquely challenging season has been maintaining a safe environment for our student-athletes.

“I’m disappointed for the senior student-athletes from both schools, who won’t have the opportunity to close out their careers in the appropriate manner.”

The Georgia Tech-No. 10 Miami game scheduled for Saturday also has been canceled.