Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY Published 5:30 p.m. ET Sept. 5, 2020 | Updated 9:59 p.m. ET Sept. 5, 2020CLOSE Sports Pulse: With everything changing in the sports world how will it affect college football this season USA TODAYOne of the many scenarios college football programs must navigate in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic is what happens if players are exposed to — but don’t necessarily test positive for — coronavirus.The first weekend with multiple Football Bowl Subdivision contests provided the blueprint of the answer to that question, as the Texas State Bobcats’ tight end unit sat out the season opener against Southern Methodist on Saturday in accordance with contact tracing measures, per ESPN, which carried the game broadcast. Offensive linemen rotated in to fill the holes and the Bobcats almost overcame the tight ends’ absence before falling a touchdown short against the Mustangs.SMU quarterback Shane Buechele threw for 367 yards and a touchdown, and the Mustangs held on despite two second-half turnovers to win 31-24.Buechele threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Roberson Jr. in the third quarter that gave the Mustangs the lead for good, 24-21 late in the third quarter.Brady McBride was 21-of-39 passing for 227 yards and two touchdowns in his first start

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