Washington pulls out of Pac-12 title game, replaced by Ducks
By admin - December 20, 2020
Washington is out of the Pac-12 football championship game due to COVID-19 issues. Here are the highlights:
- Washington announced Monday it will withdraw from the Pac-12 football championship after determining it did not have the necessary 53 scholarship players available.
- Huskies coach Jimmy Lake said the entire team will isolate as a precaution. The team will continue testing, per Washington’s protocol which requires consecutive days of no new positive test before resuming practice.
- “We cannot play and we cannot practice,” Lake said. “We have not practiced since last Wednesday, our offensive line is completely unavailable until the following week. There is no way we could wait at all. We cannot play football. We couldn’t play football last week, and we cannot play football this week.”
- The Oregon Ducks, the preseason Pac-12 favorites, will replace Washington, and they now enter the championship game with a two-game losing streak.