Rumor: SEC to postpone first football game of 2020 season

According to a report from, the SEC is on the verge of postponing their first game of the 2020 season.

Mitchell Forde & Gabe DeArmond of are reporting that a source of theirs has told them that this weekend's matchup between Missouri and Vanderbilt will be postponed.

From has learned through multiple sources that Vanderbilt will not travel to Missouri as previously scheduled on Saturday, resulting in a postponement of the matchup. The Commodores suited up just 56 scholarship players during their loss to South Carolina last weekend and may be below the threshold of 53 players recommended to play a game.

The matchup between Missouri and Vanderbilt, tabbed as the annual Homecoming game for the Tigers, was originally scheduled to kick off at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and air on SEC Network. Since the two teams don't share a bye week during the middle of the season, with Vanderbilt's scheduled for Oct. 24 and Missouri's for Nov. 7, the league would either have to move around multiple games for each team or postpone the matchup until Dec. 12, an idle week for the entire league the weekend prior to the SEC title game.

An official announcement could come from the Southeastern Conference as soon as Monday afternoon.