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Arizona State cancels due to positives, Herm Edwards among them; Cal could find new opponent

Saturday's game between Cal and Arizona State is off due to multiple positive cases inside the ASU program. The Sun Devils did not practice on Thursday. The cancelation is the 13th of this week, the most in FBS to date this season.

While Arizona State did not specify how many positive cases are inside the program, the school did disclose that Herm Edwards is among them.

"First, I want to say that Lia, the girls and I are fine and I will be back quicker than you can say 'Forks Up!' Second, even with the marvelous care our medical professionals have provided for myself, my staff and my team over the past few months the virus still found me. So, I encourage all of you to take this virus seriously, to wear a mask, practice physical distancing and get tested whenever possible," Edwards said.

"As I've stated many times over, the health, safety and well-being of our student-athletes is absolutely paramount and we will not put them at risk. Our team has worked extremely hard to get to this point, and even played a game last weekend. We will continue to care for our students-athletes and follow all protocols very thoroughly as we prepare for our next game. Our team and coaching staff are disappointed, but we do understand what we are dealing with."

This is the second straight cancelation for Cal, who missed last Saturday's game with Washington due to a single asymptomatic positive.

The Pac-12 has not ruled out scheduling new games on the fly if the logistics make such a move possible, according to the San Jose Mercury-News. If another game gets canceled today -- and as of now the other five are good to go -- Cal could find itself a new opponent on 24 hours' notice.

In the meantime, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.