Breaking News: FIU vs Marshall Canceled, 2020 Football Season is Over

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Richard Gibson/ Staff Writer

FIU’s matchup against the Marshall Thundering Herd has been canceled, according to a statement by FIU Athletics, ending the Panther’s 2020 football season.

The FIU-Marshall game was meant to be played on October 30th but was postponed to this week due to a spike in COVID-19 cases within the Panthers. 

The news comes three days after Conference-USA had canceled the FIU-Charlotte matchup for the same reasons. 

“The Charlotte at Marshall game, which had originally been scheduled to be played on Nov. 21, has now been rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 pm ET at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington,” read another statement by Conference-USA. 

The game between Marshall and the Charlotte 49ers was going to be played on November 21st but was canceled due to a spike in cases within Charlotte. Now, it’s been moved to the same day that FIU was set to host Marshall. 

Much like the FIU-Charlotte game, no reason for the FIU-Marshall game being canceled has been given. However, it’s likely because both Marshall (7-1) and Charlotte (2-3) have better odds to appear in either the Conference-USA Championship Game or an FBS bowl game.

FIU’s football season is now officially over. They finish the 2020 campaign with an 0-5 record and 7 canceled games, mainly due to a combination of COVID-19 cases and injuries within the Panthers.

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