As Hurricane Florence prepares to make landfall on the east coast, college football has taken a backseat to safety this weekend in Columbia, South Carolina.
The South Carolina Gamecocks were set to host the Marshall Thundering Herd at WIlliams-Brice Stadium on Saturday, but the schools announced on Tuesday that the game had been cancelled due to the hurricane.
South Carolina Home Football Game vs. Marshall Canceled https://t.co/AdvDump1CW— Gamecock Athletics (@GamecocksOnline) September 12, 2018
The game likely won’t be made up, as the teams don’t have any mutual off days, but the Gamecocks will look for other opportunities for a 12th regular season game, per the release.
The Gamecocks have had three games in four years affected by weather. In 2015, flooding forced the South Carolina-LSU game to be moved to Baton Rouge, and in 2016, Hurricane Matthew moved South Carolina’s game with Georgia from Saturday to Sunday.