Middle Tennessee's home Conference USA game against Florida Atlantic set for Saturday has been canceled due to COVID-19 cases, contact tracing and injuries within the Blue Raider program. The Blue Raiders will work with Conference USA on future scheduling possibilities.
The Blue Raiders and Owls were set to kick-off Saturday afternoon at Floyd Stadium in a nationally televised game. The two schools have played against each other every year since 2003.
"These are obviously very challenging times as cases are increasing all over the country," said Middle Tennessee director of athletics Chris Massaro. "First and foremost is the health and safety of our student-athletes and we wish everyone involved a speedy recovery both on the virus and injury front. I also want to thank the FAU administration for their cooperation and understanding through all of this.
"This is disappointing for our program and fan base, but these things are out of our control. We appreciate the patience from our student-athletes and fans during these unprecedented times."