The SEC announces the LSU-Florida game has been postponed because of Hurricane Matthew. LSU Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette says they offered Tiger Stadium as a host site for the game.
“We made every attempt to host the game or to try to travel to their place on Sunday or do whatever,” Bonnette said.
TigerRag.com reports LSU offered its charter plane and buses to accommodate a possible relocation to Baton Rouge, as well as hotel accommodations and food. But The University of Florida was adamant that the game should be played in Gainesville and rejected LSU’s offer to host or travel elsewhere. Bonnette says the SEC will look to reshuffle some games so the LSU-Florida game happens this season, but he has his doubts.
“They are trying to find maybe another day to play later in the year. There aren’t any common Saturdays that we have open. So I don’t know how that would be possible,” Bonnette said.
Bonnette says the team is disappointed the game has been postponed, but they’ll just focus on getting ready for the Southern Miss game next week. But he says cancelling this game could impact SEC title implications later this season.
“This will now leave us with one fewer SEC game, and you hope that that doesn’t create a problem come late November when you’re trying to figure out who goes to the championship game,” Bonnette said.