As expected, with Hurricane Florence bearing down towards the east coast and the Carolinas, University of North Carolina moved quickly Tuesday at lunch time to cancel their Saturday home game with the UCF Knights.
Hurricane Florence is currently packing 130 mile per hour winds, and will be approaching the eastern part of the United States over the next 48 hours. The current cone has it headed directly into South Carolina and/or North Carolina, where the game was due to be played in Chapel Hill Saturday at noon.
Due to Hurricane Florence, our game at UNC this weekend has been canceled.
— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) September 11, 2018
As the UCF Tweet States, both schools are discussing the possibility of playing the game at a later date.
As we wrote about yesterday, UCF and North Carolina do not share a mutual open date. So that will mean playing this year virtually impossible. That is unless, the two schools tentatively agreed to play the final week after regular-season play in the ACC and the American Athletic Conference concludes.
It would be a tentative agreement for UCF, because they are favored to win their division and play in the AAC championship game that weekend.
The Knights had two home games in September cancelled last year due to Hurricane Irma, including they’re scheduled game with ACC opponent Georgia Tech, which was never made up last season.
And obviously safety is first, but it’s unfortunate on the football field that the Knights won’t get to play in ACC opponent that could help their strength of schedule for the second straight year.
It was that overall strength of schedule at the College Football Playoff selection committee continue to refer to last year that kept UCF out of the 4 team playoff.
Of course, as you know by now the knights finished 13-0 with an upset of Auburn in the Peach Bowl and claim their own “National Championship.”
For now, unless something changes, they’ll have to get it done playing one last regular-season game.
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