Two Conference USA games scheduled for this weekend have been postponed because of COVID-19 positive tests and contact tracing protocols.
Charlotte's game at Middle Tennessee and UTSA's visit to Rice have both been called off. In all, nine FBS games this week were either canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total to 46 since Aug. 26.
"We are extremely disappointed to have to postpone our game at Middle Tennessee,'' said Mike Hill, the 49ers athletic director. "The health and safety of everyone involved, however, remains the top priority during these challenging times.''
Attempts will be made to reschedule both games.
"After a great win last week at Southern Miss, I know our team was excited to get back on the field at home and renew the series with UTSA,'' Rice athletic director Joe Karlgaard said. "But the virus remains a constant challenge to our efforts to play this season.''