Pittsburgh paused football activities Thursday due to COVID-19 protocols and announced that Saturday’s game at Georgia Tech has been rescheduled for Dec. 12.

It is the ninth game on this week’s college football calendar to be postponed or canceled.

“We are fortunate to have an outstanding group of doctors and medical professionals providing us daily consultation in this challenging environment,” Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke said. “Following their recommendation, our football program will pause all activities. Our protocols have prepared us to anticipate and manage these circumstances. Our top priority will always be the health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff.”

Pitt is coming off a 41-17 win at Florida State last Saturday, which snapped a four-game losing streak for the Panthers (4-4, 3-4 ACC).

“While I know our team was excited and prepared to play a game on Saturday, this is the right and responsible decision for our student-athletes and staff,” Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi said. “We have great doctors at Pitt and they have given us the very best guidance throughout this entire pandemic. Our team knows we’ve had to be agile this year. We will continue to assemble virtually until we’re given the green light.”

Pitt’s next scheduled game is Nov. 21 against visiting Virginia Tech at Heinz Field.

Georgia Tech (2-5, 2-4) has lost three straight. The Yellow Jackets’ next game is Nov. 21 at No. 9 Miami.

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