Mater Dei offensive lineman Ross Maseuli commits to San Diego State

San Diego State’s recruiting class for 2021 has added another Trinity League football standout.

Mater Dei High offensive lineman Ross Maseuli committed on Wednesday, Dec. 2 to the Aztecs, giving the Mountain West Conference program three recruits with Trinity League ties.

All Glory 2 God!!! Please respect my decision🙏🏽🙏🏽🔴⚪⚫pic.twitter.com/zI9ZaBp59B

— Ross Maseuli (@RossMaseuli) December 2, 2020

Maseuli joins a recruiting class that includes Servite defensive back Noah Avinger and former JSerra safety New Zealand Williams, now at St. Bernard in Playa Del Rey.

San Diego State has 20 commits from the class of 2021 and ranks second in the Mountain West Conference to Boise State, according to 247sports.

Maseuli (6-3, 350) spent last season at JSerra but didn’t play because his transfer from Cathedral Catholic in San Diego wasn’t cleared by the Southern Section.

He also was offered by Alabama, Arizona and Fresno State among others.

The early signing period for football is Dec. 16.

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Dawson Baker, balanced UC Irvine overwhelm La Sierra

IRVINE — Dawson Baker made the most of the first start of his UC Irvine career.

The freshman guard had a career-high 21 points to lead five UCI players in double figures as the Anteaters routed La Sierra University of Riverside, 104-54, on Wednesday night at the Bren Events Center.

It was UCI’s second blowout of an overmatched NAIA opponent in less than a week. The Anteaters (2-2) set multiple program records in a 135-55 drubbing of Bethesda University of Anaheim on Saturday night.

“It was a great opportunity for me to start today,” said Baker, a Capistrano Valley High graduate who was 8 for 13 from the field and added five rebounds and four steals in 18 minutes. “I just tried to focus on my defensive play today and I think in turn that helped me with my offensive game.”

Junior forward Collin Welp had 14 points on 6-for-7 shooting, five rebounds and three steals for UCI against La Sierra. Senior center Brad Greene, sophomore guard Jeron Artest and sophomore forward JC Butler (nine rebounds) added 11 points each. Sophomore forward Austin Johnson added nine points and eight rebounds off the bench.

No UCI starter played more than 20 minutes, and all eight reserves played at least six, five of them logging 15 minutes or more.

UCI shot 55.9 percent (38 for 68) from the field and held La Sierra to just 39.6 percent (18 for 48) shooting overall and 29 percent (7-24) from 3-point range. The Anteaters held significant advantages in paint points (58-12), bench points (47-12) and points off turnovers (37-13). UCI also held an 18-6 advantage in steals.

An Artest 3-pointer gave UCI the lead for good with 10:18 left in the first half and started a 12-0 run that gave the Anteaters a 25-14 lead about two minutes later. Following a timeout, Baker fueled a 15-0 run with five points, two steals and an assist in a span of 2:44. The Anteaters scored the last nine points of the half, including five more from Baker and led 51-24 at the intermission.

Artest made a 3-pointer and another jumper to extend the margin to 58-26 in the opening minutes of the second half. La Sierra responded with a 9-4 surge of its own, but UCI followed with a 12-2 run that pushed the lead to 78-42 with 8:03 left.

Freshman guard DJ Davis hit a jumper with 1:13 left to give UCI 100 points for the second consecutive game.

Sophomore forward Uriel Lejtman had 15 points for the Golden Eagles (0-1). Junior forward Duane Darrett Jr. added 11 points, and junior guard Kamien Cedarlind had six rebounds.

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UCI plays at USC in a nonconference game on Tuesday (Dec. 8) at 7 p.m.

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Low Cost Drive-Thru Pet Vaccination Clinic (Rescheduled from 12/2)

City of Rancho Santa Margarita Posted Event date: December 9, 2020
Event Time: 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM
Location:
22232 El Paseo
Rancho Santa Margari, CA 92688
Description:
NEW PROTOCOLS HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED TO PROMOTE SAFETY:

*Pet owners must remain inside their vehicles.
*Please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth when staff approaches your vehicle.
*If your dog is not friendly to people or fearful of strangers, please bring a muzzle to place on your dog only at the time staff is approaching your vehicle.

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Lakers-Mavericks, Clippers-Nuggets part of NBA’s Christmas Day slate

Once again on Christmas, the Lakers and the Clippers will be two the featured teams on one of the big broadcasting days for the NBA – they just won’t play each other this year.

The defending champion Lakers will take on Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center, while the Clippers will head to Denver for a rematch with the Denver Nuggets team that shocked them in the playoffs last season.

The Lakers face the Mavericks at 5 p.m. PST, while the Clippers and Nuggets will air at 7:30 PST. Both games will be broadcast on ESPN, which first reported the games. The Lakers and Clippers faced off on Christmas last season at Staples Center.

Those are the first concrete games so far of a reduced 72-game regular-season schedule that is still being arranged behind the scenes. The NBA, which is tentatively scheduled to open its season on Dec. 22, is expected to announce the first half of the schedule, running through March 5, within a week. While the shortened offseason has been a logistical challenge in a process that usually takes the better part of a year, many NBA arenas have empty schedules due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Lakers-Mavericks matchup should feature three All-NBA first-team honorees from last season, with LeBron James and Anthony Davis (pending him signing an expected maximum-salary contract with the Lakers) going against Doncic, a top-four MVP finisher. Doncic and James were two of the three players in the league who averaged more than 25 points and 8 assists last season (Atlanta’s Trae Young was the other).

While forward Kristaps Porzingis is expected to be out until at least January with injury, the Lakers and Mavericks had compelling matchups last season, including a Lakers overtime win in Dallas. The Lakers had a 3-1 edge in the meetings last season. Doncic, who looked up to James as a child, is 1-5 against him in his career.

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George will get an early check from the Denver team that dismissed them in September, climbing back from a 3-1 deficit in their second-round series. The Nuggets boast All-NBA center Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray, who was one of the strongest scorers in the bubble last postseason (26.5 ppg in the playoffs). The Clippers and Nuggets finished second and third in the Western Conference last season, respectively.

The five-game Christmas Day schedule opens with New Orleans at Miami (9 a.m. PT) and includes Golden State at Milwaukee (11:30 a.m. PT) and Brooklyn at Boston (2 p.m. PT).

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Pedestrian fatally struck by SUV in Huntington Beach

A person struck by an SUV while crossing Beach Boulevard in Huntington Beach died Monday, Nov. 30.

The collision happened in southbound lanes of Beach, north of York Avenue at about 6:12 p.m., Huntington Beach Police said in a news release. Preliminary investigation suggests the pedestrian was headed west and outside of a crosswalk when a white Mitsubishi Outlander collided with him.

He was taken to UCI Medical Center, where he was later died of his injuries. Coroner’s officials were working to determine his identity Monday evening, although police described him as a “…transient, known to Huntington Beach,” in a news release.

The SUV that struck him was driven by a 59-year-old woman from Corona del Mar, police said. She waited at the site of the crash for investigators, who do not believe alcohol or drugs were involved.

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UCLA football finding what works under pandemic constraints

While the UCLA football program continues to go without some players as a result of coronavirus contact tracing, the team has found a successful balance with its offense and defense complementing one another.

On offense, UCLA’s backfield has carried a majority of the load the past two week while starters such as quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson remain out.

The duo of Demetric Felton and Brittain Brown have kept the offense moving forward on the field and on the scoreboard.

Felton has set career-highs in several rushing categories over the last two games, including the 206 yards he had against Arizona on Saturday.

“I was really happy for (Felton),” Kelly said. “He’s worked extremely hard since he moved to running back and has really turned himself into a quality back.”

Brown scored two touchdowns for the Bruins, including a 16-yard reception off a pass from quarterback Chase Griffin, that produced the lead they wouldn’t surrender the rest of the evening. It was just the second touchdown catch in the grad transfer’s career, with the first coming in 2018 when he played at Duke.

Kelly has also been impressed with the way others have contributed in order to help the duo move the ball down the field.

Griffin, made his second straight start for the Bruins, and managed the offense in the victory.

“It’s pretty awesome” Griffin said. “As a quarterback, I’ll play in any situation, but to have two backs who are really ready to go, and an offensive line and tight ends up front who are ready to block, and receivers on the outside who are ready to make plays, it makes it a whole lot easier.”

Arizona defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads, who spent the past two seasons as the Bruins’ defensive back coach, was well aware of the Bruins’ potential on offense.

“(Rhoads) made some really good adjustments at halftime,” Kelly said. “They did a couple of things. And then we had to counter their counter.”

The Bruins scored 20 points in the first half but were shut out in the third quarter and held to seven points in the fourth, which came on UCLA’s last possession of the game.

“We shut them down until that last drive,” Arizona linebacker Anthony Pandy said. “(Rhoads) made the adjustments that we needed. He’s a great (coordinator). And we came out and played hard.”

Pandy was the Wildcats’ second-leading tackler with nine tackles. Rhoads’ defense produced three tackles for a loss but did not record a sack Saturday against the Bruins.

The Bruins’ defense were presented with an unexpected situation than they’d prepared for throughout the week, after Arizona’s starting quarterback Grant Gunnell went down on the first play from scrimmage with an injury. Freshman Will Plummer would finish out the rest of the game for the Wildcats but it didn’t change what the Bruins did defensively.

“I think that the way they used Plummer was the same way they’d used Grant,” Kelly said. “They weren’t afraid to put him in there and put him in the mix.”

The Bruins applied pressure throughout the game on Plummer, forcing him to scramble. He finished the night with 49 yards and was the Wildcats’ second-leading rusher.

“They were pressuring from a lot of off the edge pressure, corner blitzes, internal pressure,” Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin said. “Obviously, his mobility helps him in those situations to escape and he utilized that.”

Defensive back Obi Eboh and linebacker Mitchell Agude each recorded a sack on Plummer. Agude also forced two fumbles.

The secondary also took advantage of opportunities through the air, intercepting two of Plummer’s passes in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.

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Demetric Felton has career game in UCLA’s victory over Arizona

  • Running back Brittain Brown #28 of the UCLA Bruins dives for the touch down against the Arizona Wildcats in the fourth quarter NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Running back Brittain Brown #28 of the UCLA Bruins dives for the touch down against the Arizona Wildcats in the fourth quarter NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Defensive back Elisha Guidry #30 of the UCLA Bruins locks away a pass intended for wide receiver Tayvian Cunningham #11 of the Arizona Wildcats in the second half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Defensive back Obi Eboh #22 of the UCLA Bruins sacks quarterback Will Plummer #15 of the Arizona Wildcats in the second half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Running back Brittain Brown #28 of the UCLA Bruins is tackled by defensive back Rhedi Short #24 of the Arizona Wildcats in the first half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Linebacker Choé Bryant-Strother #9 of the UCLA Bruins pressures quarterback Will Plummer #15 of the Arizona Wildcats in the first half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Running back Demetric Felton #10 of the UCLA Bruins runs for yardage against the Arizona Wildcats in the first half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Running back Brittain Brown #28 of the UCLA Bruins dives for the touch down against the Arizona Wildcats in the fourth quarter NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Defensive back Elisha Guidry #30 of the UCLA Bruins locks away a pass intended for wide receiver Tayvian Cunningham #11 of the Arizona Wildcats in the second half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Defensive back Obi Eboh #22 of the UCLA Bruins reacts after sacking quarterback Will Plummer (not pictured) of the Arizona Wildcats in the second half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Running back Demetric Felton #10 of the UCLA Bruins runs for yardage against the Arizona Wildcats in the first half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Linebacker Choé Bryant-Strother #9 of the UCLA Bruins pressures quarterback Will Plummer #15 of the Arizona Wildcats in the first half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Running back Demetric Felton #10 of the UCLA Bruins runs for yardage against the Arizona Wildcats in the first half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Running back Demetric Felton #10 of the UCLA Bruins runs for yardage against the Arizona Wildcats in the first half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Quarterback Chase Griffin #11 of the UCLA Bruins passes against the Arizona Wildcats in the first half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Running back Demetric Felton #10 of the UCLA Bruins runs for yardage against the Arizona Wildcats in the first half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Quarterback Chase Griffin #11 of the UCLA Bruins passes against the Arizona Wildcats in the first half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Quarterback Chase Griffin #11 of the UCLA Bruins passes against the Arizona Wildcats in the first half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Running back Demetric Felton #10 of the UCLA Bruins runs for a first time against the Arizona Wildcats in the first half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Defensive back Obi Eboh #22 of the UCLA Bruins sacks quarterback Will Plummer #15 of the Arizona Wildcats in the first half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Running back Brittain Brown #28 of the UCLA Bruins runs for a touch down against the Arizona Wildcats in the first half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Head coach Chip Kelly of the UCLA Bruins looks on against the Arizona Wildcats in the first half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Quarterback Chase Griffin #11 of the UCLA Bruins scrambles against the Arizona Wildcats in the first half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Defensive back Obi Eboh #22 of the UCLA Bruins reacts after sacking quarterback Will Plummer #15 of the Arizona Wildcats in the first half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Linebacker Bo Calvert #33 of the UCLA Bruins pressures quarterback Will Plummer #15 of the Arizona Wildcats in the first half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Running back Brittain Brown #28 of the UCLA Bruins runs for a touch down against the Arizona Wildcats in the first half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Quarterback Chase Griffin #11 of the UCLA Bruins scrambles against the Arizona Wildcats in the first half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Running back Demetric Felton #10 of the UCLA Bruins runs for a first time against the Arizona Wildcats in the first half of a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

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PASADENA — Running back Demetric Felton led UCLA  in Saturday’s 27-10 victory over Arizona in Pac-12 South play.

Felton rushed for a career-high 206 yards, breaking his previous high of 167 set last week against Oregon. He would exit the game after a slight limp running for a first down late in the fourth quarter. The status of his injury is unknown. He had 32 carries and was two shy of matching his career-high of 34 from last week.

Running back Brittain Brown said Felton looked fine after the game and was just taken out as a precaution.

UCLA ran for at least 200 yards for the third straight game, including 281 against Arizona and ran for at least 200 yards in eight of its last 12 games dating back to last season.

With the win, UCLA (2-2) has won seven of its last nine meetings against Arizona (0-3), including the last five against the Wildcats at the Rose Bowl.

The Bruins did not let their turnover struggles carry over into the Rose Bowl, winning their second straight home game. Turnovers have proven costly for the Bruins, especially in the pair of losses against Colorado and Oregon on the road.

Redshirt quarterback Chase Griffin managed the Bruins’ offense in his second start while Dorian Thompson-Robinson remained sidelined due to coronavirus contact tracing.

Coach Chip Kelly was pleased with the effort of his quarterback and how the offense protected the ball.

The Bruins took the lead in the second quarter when Griffin threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Brown.

Brown also scored on a 2-yard run late in the fourth quarter to seal the deal. He has scored a rushing touchdown in each of the last three games.

“It’s a lot of fun being a 1-2 punch (with Felton),” said Brown, who added 72 yards on 16 carries. “He’s shown what he can do and I’ve shown what I can do. Our offensive line also does a great job creating big holes for us.”

When Arizona turned the ball over on downs in the second quarter, Felton would add to the lead on a six-play drive punctuated with his one-yard touchdown run for a 17-7 lead and the Bruins would lead 20-10 at half.

The Wildcats suffered their 10th straight loss under coach Kevin Sumlin, as starting quarterback Grant Gunnell went down with an injury on the first play from scrimmage.

Will Plummer entered the game in relief of Gunnell but was unable to get the Wildcats on the scoreboard.

But he got help from Michael Wiley, who scored on a 3-yard touchdown run that gave the Wildcats their only lead, 7-0, after the Bruins had failed to convert a fourth down on their own 22. Arizona was held to a field goal in the third quarter.

The Bruins have outscored each of its opponents in the fourth quarter this season and allowed just three points in the final period of the season-opener against Colorado.

The defense has come alive this season behind its ability to get behind opposing offensive lines and pressure the quarterback.

The Bruins entered the game averaging nine tackles for loss per game but only recorded five against Arizona.

Defensive back Obi Eboh had two of the five tackles for a loss and also had a sack.

“You’ve got to give credit to the game plan that (defensive coordinator Jerry) Azzinaro and (assistant head coach Brian) Norwood put together for us,” Eboh said.

What the Bruins lacked in tackles for a loss, they made up for with two second half interceptions.

Junior defensive back Stephan Blaylock made his first career interception while redshirt junior defensive back Elijah Gates added his second career interception. Gates also had an interception against the Wildcats in 2018.

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Del Mar horse racing consensus picks for Saturday, Nov. 28

The consensus box of picks comes from handicappers Bob Mieszerski, Art Wilson, Terry Turrell and Eddie Wilson. Here are the picks for Saturday, Nov. 28 for horse racing at Del Mar.

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USC-Colorado football game canceled because of Trojans’ coronavirus cases

USC managed to avoid any coronavirus-related issues for the first three weeks of its pandemic-shortened Pac-12 season. But the Trojans’ good fortune ended this week and their showdown against Colorado on Saturday at the Coliseum was canceled Thursday.

“After consultation with USC, the Pac-12 Conference announced the game involving Colorado at USC … will not be played,” the conference said in a statement. “This decision was made under the Pac-12’s football policy due to USC not having the minimum number of scholarship players available for the game at a specific position group as a result of a number of positive football student-athlete COVID-19 cases and resulting isolation of additional football student-athletes under contact tracing protocols. The game will be declared a no contest.”

The position group is the offensive line, according to ESPN.

USC (3-0) announced earlier in the day that, in addition to two players who tested positive earlier in the week, a third was being tested because he had come down with possible COVID-19 symptoms. Practice was canceled and a virtual meeting was to be held instead.

Coach Clay Helton said Tuesday an unidentified player had tested positive and was symptomatic and quarantined. The player traveled with the Trojans for last Saturday’s game against Utah and contact tracing began in conjunction with medical authorities following his positive test.

Practice was canceled Tuesday.

Further testing revealed a second positive case, and that unnamed player and five others who had been identified through contact tracing were quarantined. The Trojans were cleared to resume practice Wednesday by medical officials, but then were forced from the practice field again Thursday.

“We are disappointed for our players and fans and those from Colorado that Saturday’s game will not be played, but the health and safety of everyone in both programs is of the utmost priority,” Helton said in a statement. “Our players have worked hard since the summer not only to prepare for this season, but to do so in a safe manner by following all health protocols. I applaud their discipline and sacrifice in doing so. We will continue to test and monitor our players, coaches and staff and take guidance from health officials as we prepare for our remaining games.”

USC has scheduled games against Washington State and UCLA remaining on its six-game schedule.

The Trojans-Buffaloes game was the third Pac-12 contest to be canceled this week because of the coronavirus concerns, following the Washington-Washington State and Utah-Arizona State games. Overall, nine Pac-12 games have been canceled in only four weeks of play.

The positive tests of USC players also puts the Trojans’ game Dec. 4 against Washington State at the Coliseum in jeopardy since Los Angeles County Health Department guidelines call for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 to be quarantined for at least 14 days.

Additionally, this is Colorado’s second game in as many weeks that has been canceled, after their contest last Saturday against ASU was canceled. Instead of sitting idle for a second consecutive Saturday, the Buffaloes (2-0) reportedly will play host to San Diego State in a nonconference game.

San Diego State (3-2) had its scheduled Mountain West game Friday against Fresno State canceled because of coronavirus concerns at Fresno, one of at least 97 games called off or rescheduled this season, according to a list compiled by CBSsports.com.

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