And so it begins.
With Hurricane Florence set to slam into the mid-Atlantic coastline later this week, a dozen FBS games could be affected by the Category 4 storm. One of those, Campbel vs. Coastal Carolina, has already been moved up from Saturday to Wednesday.
A second scheduling shoe has also dropped as, a short time ago, Liberty announced that Saturday’s home game against Norfolk State has been rescheduled for Dec. 1. The game will still be played at the Flames’ home of Williams Stadium in Lynchburg, Va.
Florence is expected to make landfall somewhere along the North Carolina/South Carolina border Thursday night or early Friday morning. Six FBS games are scheduled to be played in those states this weekend; a seventh, Boston College-Wake Forest, is set to kick off Thursday night in Winston-Salem.
Another two games, East Carolina-Virginia Tech and Ohio-Virginia, are set to be played in Virginia, the same state in which Liberty’s game was supposed to be played. Saturday’s Temple-Maryland game could also be impacted by the storm.
It had been reported that the West Virginia-North Carolina State game has already been canceled; at least for now, NC State is shooting down that speculation.