East Lansing, MI — December 5, 2020
As the 2020 college football season stumbles to a close Michigan’s two Big Ten teams will be glad to put the year behind them.
Michigan Cancels Game with Maryland Due to Rise in COVID Cases
The University of Michigan became the latest program to suffer a rise in COVID cases sufficient to cause the cancellation of a scheduled football game.
“The decision by our medical professionals to stop practices and cancel this Saturday’s game against Maryland was made with the health, safety, and welfare of the student-athletes, coaches and staff as our utmost priority,” Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel was quoted in a press release. “We have seen an increase in the number of student-athletes unavailable to compete due to positive tests and associated contact tracing due to our most recent antigen and PCR testing results.”
The game will not be rescheduled which sets a dubious mark for the Wolverine football program. This is the first time in the history of Michigan football that they have not won a home game during the season. Next week Michigan is slated to travel to face border state rival Ohio State. If the virus prevents them from going to Columbus it could affect the Buckeyes’ chances of playing in the Conference championship game and possibly the College Football Playoffs.
Michigan State is Destroyed by Ohio State
Speaking of the Buckeyes, they were in East Lansing Saturday to take on Michigan State. It would be hard to find a positive highlight to the game for the Spartans. They were outgained in rushing yards 322 to 81, went 3/17 on 3rd downs, lost two fumbles, and threw two interceptions. The final score was 52-12.
Next week Michigan State closes out their regular season in Happy Valley against Penn State where neither team will end 2020 on a happy note.
Other Big Ten Scores
- Iowa 35, Illinois 21
- Indiana 14, Wisconsin 6
- Penn State 23, Rutgers 7
- Nebraska 37, Purdue 27
- Northwestern vs Minnesota (Canceled)