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LSU-Florida game postponed due to Hurricane Matthew

The postponement of the game between the Tigers and the Gators could have an impact on the race for the SEC East.

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The SEC has just announced that the game between the LSU Tigers and the Florida Gators has been postponed due to Hurricane Matthew. The two schools do not have a common open date to reschedule to, and apparently LSU’s offer to travel or to host the game was not accepted due to travel concerns out of Gainesville. They say they are going to attempt to find a solution by possibly moving other games on the respective schools’ schedules.

Having been in Fort Lauderdale for Hurricane Andrew, I know from firsthand experience that hurricanes are not to be trivialized, so I won’t do that here. But I will point out that if the game cannot be rescheduled, it sets the stage for real trouble in determining an SEC East champion. Should Tennessee lose two SEC games (most likely are this week against Texas A&M and next week against Alabama) and Florida not lose any others, what does the SEC do about the fact that Florida missed a game that was its most or second-most likely loss?

Hopefully it won’t come to that. Let’s hope everyone stays safe and that they figure out how to get that game rescheduled.