In a move smacking of desperation to salvage a winning or .500 season, Florida State has gotten UL-Monroe to agree to play their canceled game on December 2nd.
The game was wiped out due to Hurricane Irma back on September 9th, and now that the Noles are on the verge of missing a bowl game for the first time in over 35 years, it’s back on:
OFFICIAL: Our game vs. ULM has been rescheduled for Dec. 2 at noon.
— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) November 7, 2017
FSU has struggled mightily this season after losing star QB Deondre Francois in the opening loss to Alabama. Freshman James Blackman took over and has been inconsistent at best.
The Seminoles have gotten a boost the last few weeks running the ball with fellow freshman Cam Akers, who went for 199 yards against Syracuse last week and was named ACC offensive back of the week on Monday.
However, FSU’s 3-5 start is what is most concerning and they are severe underdogs this week at Clemson, which a loss would have insured a losing season on an 11 game reduced schedule.
So, hence the phone calls to Monroe, Louisiana to put this game back on for December.
The Warhwaks out of the Sunbelt Conference are currently 4-5 themselves, and are all too happy to take the significant payday to reschedule the game, as a 12th one for their season, as well.
FSU will play Deleware State at home in two weeks and then finish with the Gators in Gainesville in the rivalry game on November 25th. The trouble with going to the trouble to get a 12th game in hopes of being at least 6-6 is Florida could mess that up by knocking off the Noles before they ever see UL-Monroe.
The only option FSU would have at that point with a losing record is to petition the NCAA for a waiver to play in a bowl game with a losing record.
A lot of losing that Seminole fans are not accustomed to this season has put them in them in this situation. And the ULM Warhawks may be the solution.