Well, the inevitable has officially happened. USF will not face Texas to begin the 2020 season. Due to the upheaval of the college football schedule thanks to COVID-19, the Longhorns chose to stay in-state for their lone non-conference game in which they’ll face UTEP.
It was first reported last week that Texas would “keep it in the family” so to speak by picking the Miners to face over the traveling USF Bulls, but officials at USF kept hope that the game would be played as scheduled.
This is the third of four non-conference games for the Bulls to be canceled due to COVID after Bethune-Cookman, and Nevada had their seasons canceled by their respective conferences. USF is still slated to face FAU on September 26.
There’ still uncertainty surrounding how/if/when the Bulls would collect the $1.9 million owed to them by Texas after being booted off their schedule.
We will update the story with new information as the days progress.