(CNN)The Covid-19 pandemic has officially infiltrated SEC football.
Saturday's scheduled game between Missouri and Vanderbilt has been postponed due to positive Covid-19 tests and subsequent quarantining of players on Vanderbilt's roster.
The game will be the first SEC game to not be played as scheduled due to the virus.
SEC teams must have at least 53 scholarship players available for each game, according to conference rules. The Commodores had only 56 such players available during a 34-point loss to South Carolina last Saturday.
"Due to a lack of available scholarship student-athletes, the October 17 football game at Missouri will be postponed to a later date," Vanderbilt posted on the school's athletics website. "The shortage of available scholarship student-athletes is due to the quarantining of individuals with positive tests and those designated as close contacts, along with injuries and opt-outs."