The Texas Bowl has been canceled due to COVID-19 issues within the TCU program, game organizers announced Tuesday.
The Horned Frogs were set to play Arkansas at NRG Stadium in Houston, but were forced to withdraw from the game “due to an increased number of COVID-19 positive tests and other circumstances.”
“While we are disappointed in canceling this year’s game, we look forward to hosting both the Texas Kickoff and Texas Bowl next season,” said David Fletcher, Texas Bowl executive director. “We appreciate everyone’s support, including our new title sponsor, Mercari.”
GS2HTRZ6VC3FHDSEUW7RMZ25U”>The Razorbacks were reportedly loading their buses to travel to the game when word came down it was canceled.
(BA)3DNG4PLRWT5WAOPNYP4″>Arkansas is the fourth SEC team that has had its bowl appearance canceled due to a COVID outbreak on either its roster or its opponents. South Carolina (Gasparilla Bowl vs. UAB) and Missouri (Music City Bowl vs. Iowa) saw their games canceled outright, while Tennessee was replaced by Army in the Liberty Bowl vs. West Virginia.
The remaining SEC bowl schedule (all times Central):
Wednesday, Dec. 30
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (at Arlington, Texas)
Oklahoma (8-2) vs. Florida (8-3), 6:15 p.m., ESPN
Thursday, Dec. 31
DAXL2BV6AG5OJM”>Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (at Fort Worth, Texas)
Mississippi State (3-7) vs. Tulsa (6-2), 11 a.m., ESPN
Friday, Jan. 1
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (at Atlanta)
Cincinnati (9-0) vs. Georgia (7-2), 11:30 a.m., ESPN
VZJCQDPGJH4LOSBJW56YZHM2A”>Vrbo Citrus Bowl (at Orlando)
Auburn (6-4) vs. Northwestern (6-2), noon, ABC
Rose Bowl (at Arlington, Texas)
No. 1 Alabama (11-0) vs. No. 4 Notre Dame (10-1), 3 p.m., ESPN
Saturday, Jan. 2
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fla.
North Carolina State (8-3) vs. Kentucky (4-6), 11 a.m., ESPN
Outback Bowl (at Tampa)
WMT2UFFLFETM64WXXGZH2Y”>Ole Miss (4-5) vs. Indiana (6-1), 11:30 a.m., ABC
GS5FS57LB7AV4″>Capital One Orange Bowl (at Miami Gardens, Fla.)
VZTGONACPA”>Texas A&M (8-1) vs. North Carolina (8-3), 7 p.m., ESPN