Hurricane Ian hits Week 5 of college football with postponements and rescheduling galore

Tampa, Florida - With Hurricane Ian about to make landfall in Florida, several Week 5 college football games along the southern coast have been postponed.

With Hurricane Ian making waves towards Florida's Gulf Coast, several Week 5 college football games has been postponed.
With Hurricane Ian making waves towards Florida's Gulf Coast, several Week 5 college football games has been postponed.  © Julio Aguilar / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

On Tuesday, the South Carolina Gamecocks announced that they have rescheduled their game against South Carolina State to Thursday, September 29 at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia.

Originally scheduled for Saturday at noon, the game will now kickoff at 7PM EDT and will be televised on the SEC Network.

While Florida State remains optimistic for their Saturday matchup against fellow top-25 ranked Wake Forest, other Florida schools have decided to follow the Gamecocks lead and postpone their games.

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The Florida Gators announced via Twitter that their matchup against Eastern Washington has been moved from Saturday to Sunday in Gainesville, and also confirmed the cancellation of classes for their players from Wednesday through Friday.

In southern Florida, the South Florida Bulls relocated from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale following an on-campus practice Tuesday afternoon.

The Bulls' game against East Carolina has relocated to Boca Raton and will be played at Florida Atlantic University's Howard Schnellenberger Field on Saturday, 2:30 PM EDT.

With all the cancellations and game day switch-ups, Week 5 will serve as a big mental test for players expected to compete in the matchups that will be used to determine selections for the playoffs in December.

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