Welp. It finally happened. After being one of the lone MWC stalwarts to NOT cancel a game all season due to COVID, the Broncos have had to pull the plug on their NATIONALLY TELEVISED game at the 11th hour due to a surge in cases and contact tracing within the program. The favored Broncos had been missing a double-digit number of players the last two games due to positive tests and tracing protocols, but the number had shrunk from 14 to 12 between the CSU and SJSU contest. This week must’ve been decidedly worse, and with the injuries already stacked up, the Broncos must have felt they couldn’t safely field a team. This is a giant bummer to add to the stack of giant bummers that 2020 has thrown at us—and nationally televised games don’t come along ALL that often in MWC-ville. Remember, the reason we had this game on big FOX anyway was because of other cancellations, and now we add to that sad list. Enjoy your Saturday, Nuggies. And stay safe out there.
Due to an upward trend of COVID-19 cases and contact tracing within the Boise State program, the Broncos are unable to participate in the game on Nov. 28 vs. San José State.— Mountain West (@MountainWest) November 28, 2020
Therefore, the MW is canceling the game and declaring it a no contest. There is no plan to reschedule. pic.twitter.com/E0HGcKtwn4