Report: LSU-Florida relies on Sun Belt juggling schedule

When it was reported that LSU and Florida would postpone their SEC clash due to Hurricane Matthew, everyone immediately began wondering if and/or when the two teams would reschedule the game.

As the days pass, we are finally gaining some clarity on the situation.

However, if the Gators and Tigers are going to meet on the field this season, it will all come down to some flexibility from teams in the Sun Belt Conference. There are currently two scenarios for the game that would place LSU vs. Florida on Nov. 19, but Sun Belt teams must move a handful of games to accommodate the SEC.

From ESPN.com‘s Brett McMurphy:

Scenario 1:

LSU at Florida is moved to Nov. 19;

South Alabama at LSU is moved from Nov. 19 to Oct. 29, LSU’s current open date;

South Alabama moves its Oct. 29 home game with Georgia State to Nov. 19;

Georgia State moves its Nov. 19 home date with Georgia Southern to Nov. 26, which is an open date for both Sun Belt teams.

Scenario 2 is the same as Scenario 1 (LSU at UF Nov. 19; USA at LSU on Oct. 29) with the exception of:

South Alabama moves its Oct. 29 home game with Georgia State to Nov. 12, USA’s current open date;

Georgia State moves its Nov. 12 home game with Louisiana Monroe to Nov. 26, which is an open date for both teams.

McMurphy added that teams in the Sun Belt who move their games “likely would require some financial compensation for the various expenses in rescheduling home games.”

This will be an interesting situation to watch over the next few days, but at least there are options on the table that end with LSU and Florida settling the score on the football field.

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Josh SanchezCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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