The eight-game football season is now down to seven.

The Mountain West has called off the Colorado State football team's season opener for due to coronavirus concerns in New Mexico. The Rams were scheduled to host New Mexico at 7 p.m. Saturday.

"Due to the prevalence of the COVID-19 virus in Bernalillo County and in accordance with state guidelines, the University of New Mexico is unable to participate in the scheduled football game on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Colorado State University," read a release from the Mountain West. 

"Therefore, the Mountain West is canceling the game and declaring it a no contest. There is no plan to reschedule the game."

New Mexico hasn’t been able to hold full-team practices since the middle of last week because of COVID-19 cases and concerns. Eight players and one assistant coach tested positive last week.