WVU-Oklahoma game is canceled due to COVID protocols

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Saturday’s regular season finale for the WVU football team against Oklahoma has been canceled due to COVID protocols. WVU is pausing team activities due to COVID cases.

This game was originally scheduled to be played over Thanksgiving weekend but was postponed due to COVID cases on the Sooner roster. Oklahoma defeated Baylor, 27-14 last Saturday. The Mountaineers lost at Iowa State, 42-6 last Saturday and were missing a handful of players due to contact tracing.

West Virginia has finished the regular season with a 5-4 record while the Sooners (7-2) will face Iowa State in the Big 12 Championship game on December 19. The Mountaineers await word on an invitation to a bowl game.

“Our intent is to get this spread under control as soon as possible for the health and safety of all involved,” WVU Director of Athletics Shane Lyons said. “We are beyond disappointed not to play our final home game of the season and honor our seniors, but we need to act now and reevaluate our situation after Dec. 17.”

Saturday’s regular season finale between Texas and Kansas has also been canceled. Texas previously shut down team activities.

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