Texas A&M Aggies withdraw from Gator Bowl college football game due to COVID-19 issues, injuries

Texas A&M Will not be participating in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl due to COVID-19 issues and end-of-season injuries on the show, leaving Wake Forest It was announced on Wednesday.

Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said: “Unfortunately, we don’t have enough scholarship players to join a team.

The game is scheduled for December 31 in Jacksonville, Florida. Aggies number 25 (8-4) was scheduled to go there on Sunday.

Wake Forest still wants to play, but Demon Deacons number 17 (10-3) will need another team to get out of the bad game if another team gives up.

The Gator Bowl said it is “aggressively” working with the NCAA to find a replacement team in the next few days. Wake Forest said it is also working with the Gator Bowl and the ACC to help find opponents.

“While we’re disappointed we won’t have the opportunity to play against the talented Texas A&M team next week in Jacksonville, our student-athletes and staff are extremely excited and eager to play there. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl next week,” Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson said in a statement. “…Our student-athletes, especially our seniors, deserve this last chance to compete as a team for a chance to win the title. champion.”

Texas A&M athletic director, Ross Bjork, told ESPN that the program has 38 players in scholarship positions, of which 20 are in attack and defence.

In addition to the outbreak and the trauma, Texas A&M also has a not-so-close ending Jalen Wydermyer and run again Isaiah Spiller statement for the NFL draft. Midfielder Zach Calzada, who has started 10 games this season, has entered the transfer portal.

“So if you use full-backs, full-backs, full-backs and defensive-backs, we have 13 of them and only 13 good defensive players,” Bjork told ESPN. told ESPN. “We have over 40 people out of action because of COVID, end-of-season injuries, transfers and rejections.

“We don’t have enough. You can’t put other healthy players in danger.”

The Aggies had a sublime season as they took a 4-4 lead in the Southeast game. They beat Alabama on 9 October when the Crimson Tide was ranked 1st but ended the season with a disappointing 27-24 loss at LSU.

ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg and David Wilson contributed to this report.

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