Written by Sebastian Acosta
San Diego State’s scheduled football game Friday in Fresno was cancelled earlier this week due to COVID-19 contact tracing within the Fresno State football program.
The Mountain West Conference declared the game a no contest because Fresno State doesn’t have enough available players. There are no plans to reschedule the game.
“We are disappointed about the game on Friday being canceled due to COVID issued but the health and safety of our student-athletes is most important,” said San Diego State athletic director John David Wiker. “We will actively search for a game this weekend because our coaches, student-athletes and staff want to play.”
The Aztecs (3-2) will be holding on to the Old Oil Can trophy for another year after beating the Bulldogs, 17-7, last season in San Diego. The Bulldogs (3-1) had their game against San Jose State canceled last Friday, also due to COVID-19 contact tracing within the Bulldog team.
“Obviously, if it could be a Mountain West deal it would be preferable for everybody,” SDSU head coach Brady Hoke said Monday during a midday virtual news conference. “We’ll see. We’ll play anybody. We just want the opportunity to play. Our guys work too hard in the offseason, they work too hard in fall camp, not to have the opportunities to play football games.”
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