"While we are disappointed in having to cancel the game, our top priority is the health and safety of all parties involved," said Clint Overby, vice president of ESPN Events. "We wish SMU, their student-athletes, coaches and administrators well during this time."
UTSA will now play in the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl on Dec. 26 (3:30 p.m., ABC) against a yet-to-be determined opponent.
SMU's last game, on Dec. 5 against Houston, was canceled due to contact tracing within the Mustangs' program, although at that point, there had been no positive tests. SMU also lost another game from the schedule in September when TCU had to cancel its annual rivalry game.
SMU ends the season with a 7-3 record