UCF Football has worked out a deal to make up the Memphis football game that was canceled due to Hurricane Irma, according to Brandon Helwig of UCFSports.com:
Game on – for real this time! UCF will host Memphis on Sept. 30. Announcement soon. Just posted details in Dungeon: https://t.co/2Y8ih1qsxx
— Brandon Helwig (@UCFSports) September 14, 2017
An announcement from UCF is pending.
The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 9th at Spectrum Stadium, but then moved up to Friday, September 8th when it became clear that Hurricane Irma would require significant state resources to be brought to bear, including public universities.
Then, 18 hours before that updated kick-off, the game was called off and Memphis, who learned of Governor Rick Scott’s closing of all public schools and universities, flew home.
UCF was originally scheduled to play FCS opponent Maine on September 30th, and Memphis was slated to play at Georgia State in their new stadium in Atlanta, the former Turner Field.
There is no word yet on what kinds of compensation were made to Maine or Georgia State.
UCF’s game against Georgia Tech, slated for this coming Saturday, was also canceled.
Multiple outlets are now reporting that UCF will add another home opponent for their current bye week, slated for October 28th ,and that it will likely be an FCS opponent.
However, Brett McMurphy tweeted out another interesting possibility for Game #12:
With FIU needing to replace cancelled Indiana game, UCF offered to play FIU a 2nd time this season – UCF won 1st meeting 61-17 on Sept. 2
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 14, 2017
Should UCF work out another deal, the Knights’ schedule will be back to the original 12 games, with seven of them at home.
No word yet on kick-off time or where the rescheduled Memphis game will be televised.
Stay with Black & Gold Banneret for updates.