Boise State football game canceled because of COVID-19

Posted at 10:07 AM, Nov 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-29 20:16:29-05

BOISE, Idaho — The Mountain West Conference announced that Boise State and San Jose State will not be able to play their scheduled game this Saturday.

The conference cited rising coronavirus cases and contract tracing for Boise State forcing the cancelation.

There is no plan to reschedule the game, we will work to get updates throughout the day, the game was scheduled for a 2:00 p.m. kickoff at Albertsons Stadium.

“Because of a delay at the lab, our results from Thursday’s tests didn't come back until late yesterday, which meant our staff were contact tracing until late last night. Under the circumstances, and with limited numbers within specific position groups, our coaches, administration and medical personnel met this morning and determined that it was not in the best interest of our student-athletes’ safety and well-being to play today’s game. I am disappointed for the student-athletes, coaches and fans, both at Boise State and San Jose State, and am hopeful the Broncos will be able to return to the field this next week against UNLV.”

-- Bob Carney, Boise State Interim Athletic Director

COVID-19 is affecting other sports as well, the men's basketball team missed an opportunity to play Kansas because of the pandemic, BSU lost their first game of the season at Houston 68-58.

The Mountain West also announced on Saturday the Boise State women's basketball match-up with New Mexico has been rescheduled for the beginning of March..