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College Football Program Just Had Its 5th Game Canceled

A general view of a University of Houston football game.

HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 26: A general overall view of the Houston Cougars against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Robertson Stadium on September 26, 2009 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

On Wednesday afternoon, North Texas and Houston announced the cancellation of their game scheduled for this weekend.

Unfortunately for Houston, this is just the latest in a growing list of canceled or postponed game. The Cougars have now had five games either canceled or postponed so far this season.

Most of those games have been canceled or postponed by the other team. Here's the full list of canceled games.

  • Sept. 3 vs. Rice: game postponed by Rice
  • Sept. 12 vs. Washington: Pac-12 canceled season
  • Sept. 18 vs. Memphis: postponed after Memphis COVID-19 outbreak
  • Sept. 19 vs. Baylor: game postponed by Baylor
  • Sept. 26 vs. UNT: game canceled

“We understand this COVID-related decision North Texas has made to not play Saturday’s game and appreciate the consistent dialogue with our program by UNT Athletics Director Wren Baker, his administration and medical staff during this week,” Houston Vice President for Athletics Chris Pezman said in a school release. “I am disappointed for our student-athletes who have continued to focus on competing this season and were ready to play this Saturday. We will continue to work to adjust our schedule with the hopes of playing as soon as we can.”

As it stands right now, Houston's next game - and first game of the season - will come against Tulane.

The Cougars are scheduled to face off against the Green Wave on October 8.

Will that game take place?