(CNN)The college football schedule has been thrown into disarray with 14 games getting canceled or postponed this week due to Covid-19 infections on teams.

It’s the second straight week college football has lost double-digit games to its schedule. With cases surging around the country, fans should brace for the possibility of more games being canceled or postponed.The US reported 161,934 new Covid-19 cases and 1,707 deaths on Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University. It was the third highest single day for new cases during the pandemic. There are now more than 11 million reported Covid-19 cases, and more than 249,000 Covid-related deaths, throughout the United States.NCAA planning to host the entire men's March Madness in IndianapolisNCAA planning to host the entire men's March Madness in IndianapolisNCAA planning to host the entire men's March Madness in IndianapolisLouisiana-Lafayette announced on Wednesday that Saturday’s home finale against Central Arkansas has been canceled due to positive Covid-19 tests and contact tracing.The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns did not hold practices on Tuesday. The team said it hopes to resume normal operations this Saturday. Read More”There has been an unfortunate uptick in coronavirus cases around the country, especially in football programs, and now more than ever, we must remain committed to being safe, following proper protocols and mitigating further spread of the virus,” Ragin’ Cajuns head coach Billy Napier said. Louisiana-Lafayette’s next game is scheduled for November 28 against Louisiana-Monroe.The Mountain West Conference also announced on Wednesday that Utah State would not be able to play Wyoming on Thursday night due to Covid-19 cases within the Utah State program. The conference will not reschedule the game and has declared it a no contest. Utah State’s next scheduled game is November 26 against New Mexico. On Wednesday, the American Athletic Conference (AAC) announced that Saturday’s games featuring Houston at Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Navy at University of South Florida (USF) have been postponed due to Covid-19.”Our student-athletes are continuing to work hard with energy and enthusiasm and look forward to the opportunity to compete and get better each week,” USF Vice President of Athletics Michael Kelly said in a statement on Wednesday. “However, all our decisions start with the health and safety of our student-athletes as our first priority. And we reached a point this week where the decision was clear that it was in their best interest to postpone this week’s game.”According to AAC officials, the conference will work with all four schools involved on potential dates to reschedule the games.The full list of games affected so far this week:Ohio at Miami (Ohio) — CanceledUAB at UTEP — CanceledOhio Ole Miss at No. 5 Texas A&M — PostponedGeorgia Tech at No. 12 Miami — PostponedCharlotte at No. 15 Marshall — PostponedArizona State at Colorado — CanceledUL Monroe at Louisiana Tech — CanceledWake Forest at Duke — PostponedNavy at University of South Florida — PostponedHouston at Southern Methodist University — PostponedCentral Arkansas at Louisiana-Lafayette — CanceledUtah State at Wyoming — CanceledTexas at Kansas — PostponedUNLV at Colorado State — Postponed

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