COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- No. 5 Texas A&M will not play for a second straight week after its Saturday home game with Mississippi was postponed because of lingering issues with COVID-19 within the Aggies' program.
The Southeastern Conference announced Monday its eighth postponement of the season and said the game between Ole Miss and Texas A&M could be made up Dec. 19, the day of the league championship game.
Texas A&M said on its website that the postponement comes "due to the continued quarantine of individuals within the Texas A&M football game, consistent with Southeastern Conference COVID-19 management requirements.
The SEC had four games called off last week, including Texas A&M at Tennessee, which has been rescheduled for Dec. 12.
Three FBS games scheduled for this week have already been postponed or canceled. Last week, 15 games were called off because of COVID-19, the most yet this season.
As the college football season lurches toward a finish, the NCAA is making plans it hopes will save March Madness. The association said Monday it wants to move the entire Division I men's basketball tournament to one geographic location and is in talks with Indianapolis to be the host city.
In the previous video above, ABC13 Sports Director Greg Bailey warned that the Ole Miss and Texas A&M game might be postponed. Click play to hear why.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.