I started out writing a game preview this week — seriously, I was about 300 words into it when I saw this dreaded tweet:
Due to an upward trend of COVID-19 cases within the CSU football program, the Rams are unable to play on Nov. 26. The MW is canceling the game and declaring it a no contest. There is no plan to reschedule.— Mountain West (@MountainWest) November 25, 2020
The MW is working with AF on alternative game options for this weekend. pic.twitter.com/Ik9ybnjORV
So, uhh... I guess this means no Turkey Day game for the Falcons after all. It’s unfortunate, but we’re seeing more and more games cancelled each week as the season rolls on. On the bright side, this week’s mishap isn’t due to Air Force cases. Larimer County officials cited an increasing trend of positive COVID-19 cases in the Colorado State program.
Thursday’s game is being declared a no-contest, and it will not be made up.
We don’t really have too many more details at the moment, but the Mountain West appears to be working with the Falcons to find an alternative game for this weekend.
*Turns and stares directly at Army Football*
If there was ever a time to get the Black Knights on the schedule, it’s now. Jeff Monken won’t have to worry about playing too close to the Navy game, and it puts a Commander-in-Chief’s trophy back on the table.
For now, we’ll just have to wait and see. Be sure to check back for more details as we have them.
Currently, Air Force won’t play again until Dec. 3 at Utah State. The Falcons are 2-2 on the season.