COVID-19 issues postpone Vandy-Georgia; no Fuller this week

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Vanderbilt’s Sarah Fuller, right, kicks off as Ryan McCord (27) holds to start the second half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. With the kick, Fuller became the first female to play in a Southeastern Conference football game. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Vanderbilt’s football game at No. 11 Georgia scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because the Commodores’ roster fell below minimum requirements.

Georgia announced the postponement was due to the Southeastern Conference’s COVID-19 protocols.

The game has been rescheduled for Dec. 19.

The Vanderbilt-Georgia game would not be played if the Bulldogs qualify for the SEC championship game, also scheduled for Dec. 19. Georgia is a long shot for the game at best. No. 6 Florida will represent the SEC East in the championship game unless it loses its last two regular-season games against Tennessee and LSU.

With Vanderbilt’s specialists unable to participate at Missouri last week due to the COVID-19 protocols, Sarah Fuller made history as the first woman to play in a Power 5 conference game. Fuller kicked off to open the second half of Missouri’s 41-0 win and was expected to be in uniform again for the game at Georgia.

This is the second game Vanderbilt has been forced to postpone due to COVID-19 concerns. The Commodores’ game at Missouri scheduled for Oct. 1 was pushed back to Nov. 28 after the SEC also postponed the Vanderbilt-Tennessee game originally set for that day.

Georgia’s game at Missouri, scheduled for Nov. 14, also was postponed and has not been rescheduled.

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