MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — With masks, social distancing and mostly empty stands, the college football season kicked off COVID-19 style.
Austin Peay and Central Arkansas, two teams fresh from FCS playoff appearances, took the stage at Cramton Bowl Saturday night in the Guardian Kickoff Classic. Central Arkansas won 24-17 but college football was the star of the show.
Masks were required coming into the gates, walking around the mostly empty stadium and at the concession stands. Coaches and players also wore them on the sidelines.