On Monday mornining, Washington announced that it's COVID-19 situation had not improved since they decided to pull out of the game vs. Oregon at Autzen Stadium. The Huskies are not healthy enough to make the trip to Los Angeles to face the unbeaten Trojans, and Oregon will do so in their place. The PAC 12 has released a statement on the matter.
“The Pac-12 has, after consultation with Washington, made the decision to replace Washington with Oregon as the Pac-12 North Division team to face South Division champion USC in the Pac-12 Football Championship Game scheduled for Friday, December 18.
This decision was made under the Pac-12’s football game cancellation policy and Football Championship Game policy due to
Washington neither having the minimum 53 scholarship student-athletes available for the game nor the minimum number of scholarship student-athletes at a position group, in each case as a result of a number of positive football student-athlete
COVID-19 cases and resulting isolation of additional football student-athletes under contact tracing protocols.
"Under Pac-12 Football Championship Game policy, the team with the next best record in the North Division, Oregon, will represent the North Division against South Division Champion USC.”
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