COVID outbreak at Miami forces changes to Wake, UNC football schedules

A COVID-19 outbreak among the Miami football team and the subsequent quarantining of players has led to the rescheduling of several other ACC games

Wake Forest and North Carolina are among the teams that have had their schedules rearranged because of a COVID-19 outbreak at Miami (AP file photo)

A COVID-19 outbreak among the Miami football team and the subsequent quarantining of players has led to the postponement of the Hurricanes’ next two games — Saturday against Georgia Tech and Nov. 28 at Wake Forest.

In order for the games to be rescheduled, the ACC has shifted the dates of several other conference matchups, including two each involving the Deacons and North Carolina.

Wake Forest will now play the Hurricanes on Saturday, Dec. 5 while its game against Louisville, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 5, has been moved up to Nov. 28.

The Tar Heels, meanwhile, will flip-flop their games against Miami and Western Carolina, with the Catamounts coming to Kenan Stadium on Dec. 5 — a week earlier than originally scheduled — before coach Mack Brown takes his team to Coral Gables to play the Hurricanes on Dec. 12.

Louisville’s game at Boston College has also been moved, from Nov. 27 to Dec. 5, while Miami and Georgia Tech will make up their game on Saturday, Dec. 19, but only if the Hurricanes don’t qualify for the ACC Championship Game that day.