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Texas at Kansas game postponed

Jayhawks announced they were unable to meet the roster minimum due to injuries and contact tracing.

NCAA Football: Texas at Kansas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

This Saturday’s football matchup of the No. 22 Texas Longhorns at the Kansas Jayhawks was postponed on Wednesday.

In a release from Big 12 Conference, Kansas announced an “inability to meet the minimum position requirements established by the Big 12 Conference.” It appears to be a combination of both player injuries and COVID-19 contact tracing. Before the season, Big 12 officials mandated that each team must have 53 total healthy players and certain numbers per position.

The game was officially rescheduled for Dec. 12, which would give Texas a closing schedule of Iowa State, Kansas State, and Kansas. The conference will announce the game time and television designation when available.

Both teams are coming out of a bye week, and since Nov. 8, Kansas football has seen five players test positive during that span, per KU officials. The Jayhawks are currently last in the Big 12 standings with an 0-6 record.

The postponement marks the first time that Texas has had a game impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.