Report: Texas A&M dealing with COVID-19 issues ahead of bowl game vs. Wake Forest
Wake Forest might be facing a weakened Texas A&M team in the Gator Bowl later this month.
According to Texas A&M insider Billy Liucci, the Aggies have been “shut down” since Saturday due to a number of COVID-19 cases within the program.
Per multiple sources, Texas A&M football operations/bowl prep shut down since Saturday due to a Co-Vid outbreak within the program, mainly consisting of vaccinated athletes. Team has been meeting via Zoom since Saturday and multiple positions have been hit particularly hard.
— Billy Liucci (@billyliucci) December 21, 2021
There’s been an uptick in COVID-19 cases and cancelations this month across the country. It has caused serious disruptions in college basketball, the NFL and the NBA so far.
This is Wake Forest’s sixth consecutive bowl game — the longest such streak in program history. The Demon Deacons are 3-2 over that stretch, but have lost their bowl game in back-to-back seasons.
Wake Forest is coming off its second 10-win season in program history. A win over the Aggies in the Gator Bowl would push the Demon Deacons to an 11-3 record, which would tie for the best mark in school history (2006).
Kick off is at 11 a.m. ET on Dec. 31.