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Hurricane Harvey forces BYU/LSU game to be moved to New Orleans

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Due to the weekend’s floods, the schools have moved the game from Houston to the Superdome

Green Bay Packers v New Orleans Saints Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

As a result of Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the Houston area, the BYU Cougars and LSU Tigers will not be playing their Week 1 game at Houston’s NRG Stadium.

They will, instead, be playing at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans, per a report from The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger.

As Dellenger notes, the game’s start time will remain the same.

While it may seem advantageous for LSU to move from a neutral site to one in their home state, there wasn’t much that could be done. Cowboys Stadium and the Alamodome are already booked, as is Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Superdome is simply the most logical option from a variety of viewpoints.

LSU, BYU, ESPN, and all others involved deserve a ton of credit for acting quickly and promptly so as to not put either team or fanbase at a travel disadvantage.