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New Mexico-Colorado State Game Canceled

COVID-19 spikes in New Mexico

New Mexico vs Colorado State canceled

By Adam Evarts/Mountain West Connection

With the spike in COVID-19 cases in Albuquerque, the New Mexico football team has been unable to practice since last Wednesday and now will not travel to meet Colorado State on Saturday night in what would’ve been the season opener for both schools.

“Due to the state guidelines that are in place right now the determination we will not be traveling to Colorado State this weekend,” said UNM Athletic Director Eddie Nunez during a Zoom call with media earlier today. “At this point we are not able to do what we were able to. We’re continue to work with the governor’s office,” Nunez said.

The Mountain West released a statement right after:

“Due to the prevalence of the COVID-19 virus in Bernalillo County and in accordance with state guidelines, the University of New Mexico is unable to participate in the scheduled football game on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Colorado State University. Therefore, the Mountain West is canceling the game and declaring it a no contest. There is no plan to reschedule the game.”

The Lobos and Rams will hope to open their seasons next week now. New Mexico is scheduled to host San Jose State on Saturday while Colorado State is scheduled to play at Fresno State on Thursday evening.

New Mexico’s spike in COVID-19 cases has also put that aforementioned game against San Jose State in doubt. UNM’s football team themselves have had nine players and two coaches test positive in the past week. The state saw 518 new reported cases on Monday with 123 of those in Bernalillo County, where Albuquerque is.

With no makeup date going to happen, this leaves both New Mexico and Colorado State with seven games remaining on their schedules.

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