Houston’s game at Baylor is one that was booked on a week’s notice after the Cougars’ game against Memphis was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Tigers’ program. Unfortunately for Houston, Baylor also experienced one and tomorrow’s game has been postponed.
Entering his second season as Houston’s head coach, it’s certainly been a tough offseason for Dana Holgorsen. Now that he’s seen two of his team’s games canceled due to COVID-19, he’s just trying to keep a positive mindset.
Holgorsen took to Twitter Friday afternoon and posted a picture outside of Baylor’s McLane Stadium, saying “We’re ready and we’ll stay ready.”
“The loss of this game is a devastating blow, but in the interest of the health and safety of our student-athletes, we believe we made the necessary decision,” said Baylor athletic director Mack B. Rhoades. “We are incredibly disappointed with the continued delay to the start of our season, and empathize with our student-athletes, fans, coaches, and administrative staff. We are grateful for the support and understanding of the University of Houston, athletic director Chris Pezman and Chancellor (Renu) Khator. We look forward to a future home-and-home matchup.”
Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports first reported the news Friday afternoon. The Bears and Cougars were slated for a noon ET kickoff on FOX at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas.
“We’re heartbroken from this postponement,” said Baylor head coach Dave Aranda. “While we’ve been eager to play football this fall, we have all made a commitment to only do so with the highest level of safety and care for our student-athletes. We are disappointed for our team, staff, and our fans, but look forward with great anticipation to renewing this rivalry in the future.”
247Sports’ Garrett Stepien contributed to this report.