Missouri Valley Football Conference calls off UND football game Saturday against Missouri State

The game will not be made up.

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UND quarterback Tommy Schuster huddles with his teammates in the first quarter of Thursday's home football game versus South Dakota. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald

GRAND FORKS -- The University of North Dakota football team's game Saturday, April 3, against Missouri State has been canceled.

The Missouri Valley Football Conference has canceled the game due to COVID-19 issues within the UND program, and the game will not be made up as the teams don't share open dates during the rest of the season.

The Fighting Hawks are ranked No. 6 in the latest STATS FCS poll. Playing in the program's first season in the MVFC, UND has gone 4-1 this spring, with wins over Southern Illinois, South Dakota State, South Dakota and Western Illinois.

UND football out again

The Hawks' lone loss was at North Dakota State.


UND was scheduled to play last Saturday morning at Youngstown State, but the game was called off Friday morning after a positive test within UND's travel party.

UND was scheduled to have one final home game -- against Missouri State at 11 a.m. this Saturday in the Alerus Center. After the Youngstown State game was called off, the game was rescheduled for April 17, an open weekend in the schedule for COVID makeup games.

Miller has covered sports at the Grand Forks Herald since 2004 and was the state sportswriter of the year in 2019 and 2022.

His primary beat is UND football but also reports on a variety of UND sports and local preps.

He can be reached at (701) 780-1121, or on Twitter at @tommillergf.
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