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No changes to college football schedule due to Hurricane Dorian yet


With the second week of the season about to be played as Hurricane Dorian moves its way up the east coast, there have been no adjustments to the FBS schedule just yet. While a handful of FCS and lower division games have been moved around, there are still no plans in place that will affect programs like North Carolina, South Carolina, or Duke.

Hurricane Dorian approached the coats line along North Carolina and South Carolina on Thursday, just days before this weekend’s alate of college football. South Carolina will reportedly be hit the hardest through Thursday evening, as the storm attacks North Carolina and Virginia more on Friday and continues up the east coast while moving away from the coast line.

Virginia, coming off their season-opening victory at Pittsburgh in Week 1, is scheduled to host William & Mary Friday night but the game is located far enough from the expected storm path to lead to any potential scheduling hassles. The weather forecast for Charlottesville Friday night has a zero percent chance of rain when the game kicks off. How the storm impacts fans attending the game, however, remains a question with no answers right away. Virginia Tech’s home game against Old Dominion on Saturday afternoon is not expected to be impacted at this time either.

Clemson is preparing to host Texas A&M on Saturday,. While the game is not threatened in any way, Clemson has opened the doors to their facilities to Coastal Carolina after the program had been evacuated from their home in Greenville, South Carolina. Coastal Carolina is playing on the road at Kansas this week. Coastal Carolina was also hosted by Furman to run a practice as well.

South Carolina, looking to regroup after their opening loss to North Carolina, is still scheduled to host Charleston Southern on Saturday.

One program watching the storm’s track closely is Boston College. Although the latest storm tracking has Dorian moving off the east coast, it is still on track to potentially clip parts of Massachusetts, which has triggered a tropical storm alert for parts of the state. Boston College is scheduled to host Richmond on Saturday afternoon, when the storm is tracking to brush the New England region.

“I saw the news this morning and I said to myself “boy, we have to start being proactive on this thing on every front,””, Boston College head coach Steve Addazio told reporters this week, according to The Boston Herald. “You start seeing all these plane flights being cancelled and it’s kind of what we went through at Wake Forest a year ago. You are talking about changing times, changing days and what are we thinking about here. I think it is something must be discussed and addressed right now. You have to take a hard look at everything.”

Boston College and Wake Forest bumped up the kickoff time for their ACC contest last year to squeeze the game in before North Carolina was impacted by Hurricane Florence. The adjusted kickoff time allowed for both teams to play safely and for the Eagles to return home without any troubles.

Georgia State is offering free tickets to their home opener this weekend to anyone who has been displaced from their homes as a result of the storm’s path.

While we hope every game can be played safely for the schools and their fans, this is just a reminder that football should always come second to taking the necessary precautions anytime Mother Nature is on the path of potential destruction.

And for what it is worth, no games have had to be adjusted in the state of Alabama.

Clemson still claims FBS-best winning streak at 16 straight, but who’s next at 10 in a row?

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The defending national champions continued its college football dominance in Week 1, while a fellow ACC school wrested the “top” spot for losing ways away from a Big Ten program.

With a woodshedding of Georgia Tech in the opener last Thursday night, Clemson extended its nation’s-best winning streak to 16 in a row. Clemson’s last loss? Against Alabama in one of the 2017 College Football Playoff semifinals, a loss it avenged in the 2018 title tilt.

Just one other school has a current double-digit winning streak, and it likely who you wouldn’t immediately be thinking of as Army has won 10 in a row in a stretch that began the week after the service academy’s seven-point overtime loss to then-No. 5 Oklahoma Sept. 22 of last year. Extending that streak to 11 straight won’t be easy to say the least as Army travels to the Big House Saturday to face No. 7 Michigan.

Ohio State and Appalachian State will take seven-game winning streaks into next weekend’s action, while four schools (Florida, Stanford, Texas A&M, Wyoming) have won five in a row and another four (Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, TCU) have claimed four straight.

At the opposite end of the streaking spectrum is Louisville, which is the only program with a double-digit losing streak at 10. The UofL had the ignominious honor of unseating Rutgers, which had dropped 11 in a row prior to a win over UMass. It’s worth noting that RU still hasn’t beaten a Power Five schools since dropping Maryland in early November of 2017.

USF (seven); Akron and Colorado State (six); Coastal Carolina and Oregon State (five); and Kent State, Pitt and Texas State (four) are all in the midst of extended losing streaks as well.

In addition to Rutgers, UConn (nine in a row); Colorado, Georgia State — AGAINST TENNESSEE — and New Mexico (seven); and UTSA (six) all snapped lengthy losing streaks in Week 1.

One final note: A total of 65 of the 130 FBS teams have either won one game “in a row” (50) or will carry a one-game losing “streak” (15) into Week 2.