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Marshall vs. South Carolina cancelled due to Hurricane Florence

Safety first.

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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.

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.