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Maryland-Michigan State football canceled due to coronavirus

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For the second time this season, Maryland football's matchup against Michigan State has been canceled due to coronavirus issues in the Terrapins program. The Terrapins 2020 season is now over.

Since Dec. 10, 15 players in Maryland's program have tested positive for COVID-19 along with six staff members. 

"This has been a season of promise and of adversity," head coach Michael Locksley said in a team statement.

"Our team has demonstrated a tremendous work ethic, resolve and displayed Maryland pride throughout this unique season. We have battled two opponents each week, the team we matched up with on the field and COVID. Together, we experienced tremendous highs and we are deeply disappointed that we will not be able to test ourselves on the field against Michigan State."

Saturday's game marks the second time this season the Terps have had to cancel a game due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Maryland's original matchup against Michigan State, along with a clash against Ohio State, were both canceled in November.

Maryland finishes the 2020 season with a 2-3 record, but there were plenty of signs that Locksley's program is trending in the right direction for years to come including a blowout win of Penn State.