Clemson-Florida State was postponed this morning, just three hours before the scheduled kickoff, because of COVID-19 concerns, the ACC announced.
The person did not wish to be identified because Clemson had not disclosed the reason for the postponement.
The Florida State Seminoles will not host the Clemson Tigers on Saturday after a Clemson player reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, following days of practice with his teammates. The player had practiced and attended meetings this week. "It's unfortunate that we will not have the opportunity to compete today, but we hope to be able to play Clemson in December".
"Man, we were ready to play", he wrote. Once FSU learned of the positive test, their medical personnel deemed not playing the game in the best interest of their program due to contact tracing. "Clemson has followed all of the ACC's protocol in preparation for this game".
Star Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was scheduled to make his first start since October 24.
"We are disappointed that we will not be able to play today's game against Florida State", tweeted Clemson AD Dan Radakovich. "We look ahead to returning to action next week against Pitt for Senior Day and Military Appreciation Day". The school does not detail which athletes or sports are involved.
The ACC also announced a number of schedule changes on Saturday.
The Tigers next play at home November 28 vs. Pittsburgh.
The Wake Forest at Duke game will not be rescheduled.
All told, Florida State has had 24 players who were on the original depth chart in September miss at least one game with an injury or illness.
"Our players have been explicitly compliant, and continuing their isolated housing conditions without academic nor social settings for an additional two weeks would not be appropriate in this unsettling time", Cutcliffe said in a statement.
AP College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo contributed.