It’s official. After plenty of speculation, it has been confirmed that next weekend’s Miami-Florida State game has been moved to Oct. 7 due to Hurricane Irma, which is set to make landfall in Florida early Sunday morning.
“It quickly became clear that it was in the best interest of our players, coaches and fans to reschedule next week’s Miami at Florida State game,” ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement.
“Typically, it’s not easy to reschedule games but in this instance there was a clear path to adjust quickly and effectively.”
To reschedule the game, Miami also had to alter its date with Georgia Tech. Rather than meeting the Yellow Jackets on Thursday, Oct. 12, the game has been bumped to Saturday, Oct. 1.
Both teams previously canceled their Week 2 matchups, with Florida State canceling a game against Louisiana-Monroe and Miami punting on their meeting with Arkansas State.
Now, with three weeks between games, it will be interesting to see what kind of rust the two teams have when they return to the field on Sept. 23.