Florida Atlantic has postponed its football game against Georgia Southern Saturday in Statesboro.

Georgia Southern athletic director Jared Benko released a statement this morning announcing the postponement of Saturday’s football game at Paulson.

“FAU contacted me Monday night and indicated they might not be able to come to Statesboro for our game due to COVID-related reasons with their team. After completing additional testing and contact tracing, FAU contacted us again today to confirm they will not be playing tomorrow,” Benko said. “We’re beyond disappointed we won’t be able to play this home game, but this is an evolving situation that changes week to week, day to day. We know first-hand how hard it is to play a game with a large number of players unavailable.”

Both schools will work towards finding a common date to reschedule later this season and Georgia Southern will continue to assess scheduling possibilities throughout the year. The team will now turn its attention to the Sept. 26th game at No. 19 Louisiana.

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