The lasting impact of Hurricane Matthew will continue to affect the college football schedule this week. East Carolina has already announced it will have to reschedule this week’s game against Navy due to flooding expected in Greenville and the surrounding region this week.
“Based on the latest information and projections we have received regarding the rising water level and subsequent adverse travel conditions in eastern North Carolina the remainder of the week, we feel it is necessary to ensure the safety of everyone involved,” ECU Director of Athletics Jeff Compher said in a released statement. “We are thankful for our colleagues at the U.S. Naval Academy for their compassion and understanding to assist us with this situation. Additionally, we are appreciative of American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco and his staff for their support throughout this process.”
Because flooding is expected to be an issue through Saturday, the game being pushed back from its original Thursday night to two days later was not an option. Instead, the two schools have moved their game to November 19. Both schools had open dates on the schedule that weekend. A specific kickoff time will be announced later.