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Wake Forest needs a new opponent for the Gator Bowl.

Bowl officials working with the NCAA, Conferences, and ESPN use the next 24 to 48 hours, or until Friday, to find a replacement after Texas A&M gets out of the game because the Aggies don’t have enough players to compete .

Wake Forest (10-3), # 17 on the final college football playoff rankings, and # 25 Texas A&M (8-4) met at TIAA Bank Field on December 31 at 11 a.m. in Jacksonville, Florida .

“While we’re disappointed that we won’t have the opportunity to play a talented Texas A&M football team in Jacksonville next week, our student-athletes and staff are still very excited and want to play at the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl next week,” Demon Deacons said that coach Dave Clawson said in a statement. “Our student athletes, especially our seniors, deserve this last chance to compete as a team for a chance to win a championship.”

Originally reported by Billy Liucci of TexAgs, SI.com reported that A & M’s football operations have been suspended since Saturday due to a significant COVID-19 outbreak.

Texas A&M should practice on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday before they break for Christmas and meet again in Florida, reported Eagle of College Station, Texas. The outbreak forced A&M to contact them through virtual meetings.

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