Once the South Florida Bulls temporarily halted football activities on Wednesday while waiting for the results of coronavirus tests among personnel, it felt as if it was only a matter of time before Saturday's game at Florida Atlantic was called off.
Both programs confirmed that very news later in the day and added that they're working on a makeup date this fall:
SCHEDULE UPDATE— USF Football (@USFFootball) September 23, 2020
This Saturday's game at FAU has been postponed. pic.twitter.com/x5Cys8zFB2
USF paused football activities after the Notre Dame Fighting Irish revealed the discovery of a COVID-19 outbreak within its program on Tuesday. Notre Dame crushed South Florida, 52-0, last weekend.
It's the second consecutive week FAU has lost a potential season opener. The Owls' Sept. 19 showdown with Georgia Southern was scrapped after they reported they couldn't field a team following the results of coronavirus testing. FAU is next scheduled to play Charlotte on Oct. 3.
South Florida, meanwhile, can start preparing to face No. 14 Cincinnati that same day.