The Florida State Seminoles and Miami Hurricanes will kick off as planned at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium. Tropical Storm Nate, which has been closely monitored by both schools ahead of their rivalry matchup, will shift to the west, allowing for the game to be played at its scheduled time.
“After confirming plans based on the 2:30 p.m. weather update, the Florida State vs. Miami football game will kickoff as scheduled at 3:30 p.m. EDT,” FSU Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Stan Wilcox said in a statement on Thursday, per Tallahassee.com.
This game was initially planned to be contested in Week 3. However, Hurricane Irma changed all that. The devastating storm caused a number of games in the Florida region to be either cancelled or postponed. Thankfully there is no need to bump this one a second time.
Miami has not lost yet this season, and Florida State is one big play away from starting out 0-3. As it stands, the 1-2 Seminoles are certainly not the team anyone thought they’d be when the season began and they were ranked No. 3 in the preseason AP poll. Needless to say, the home team is going to be desperate to figure out a way to win a second game in a row against a very difficult opponent.