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Tracking Hurricane Ian: Updates as Storm Impacts Saturday’s College Football Slate, Including NC State vs. Clemson

Tracking Hurricane Ian: Updates as Storm Impacts Saturday’s College Football Slate, Including NC State vs. Clemson article feature image

Tyler Smith/Getty Images. Pictured: Memorial Stadium, home of the Clemson Tigers.

College football is on high alert as Hurricane Ian is set to hit the East Coast of the United States late Wednesday and into the weekend.

There are 11 games in Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina that are expected to be the most impacted by the hurricane.

The most notable of those 10 games is No. 10 North Carolina State vs. No. 5 Clemson.

Action Network will track all of the games to keep you updated on the latest postponements, cancellations and location changes as the hurricane rolls in.

NC State vs. Clemson

Saturday 7:30 p.m. ET

This is the marquee game on the entire college football slate on Saturday, and there have been no changes to the start time or the location as of Tuesday afternoon.

“Sounds like it’s going to be wet, but it’s going to be wet for both sides,”  Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney told the media on Tuesday. “We’ll have to find a way.”

Clemson is also set to host College Gameday on Saturday morning.

“Regarding the weather this week, we will be actively monitoring the storm but are planning for a normal ‘GameDay’ experience. Public safety is always our primary concern, so if anything changes, we will be prepared to adjust accordingly.” ESPN spokesperson Julie McKay said.

Eastern Washington vs. Florida

Sunday 12 p.m. ET

The University of Florida decided to postpone this matchup as of Tuesday. The school decided to move the game from Saturday.

The game will now be played on Sunday at 12 p.m. ET. Sportsbooks have taken the odds off the board and new lines are expected to be posted in the coming days.

South Carolina vs. South Carolina State

Thursday 9 p.m. ET

The University of South Carolina Athletics Office announced on Tuesday that the matchup between South Carolina and South Carolina State has been moved up to Thursday night. It was originally scheduled for Saturday.

"Due to the potential impact of the hurricane on Columbia and the surrounding area, it is in the best interest of safety to play the game on Thursday rather than Saturday afternoon,” South Carolina Athletics Director Ray Tanner said

Sportsbooks will adjust their lines accordingly and odds should be posted by Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

East Carolina vs. South Florida

Saturday 2:30 p.m. ET

American Athletic Conference officials announced on Tuesday the location of this game has moved from Tampa to Boca Raton. It will be played at Florida Atlantic's stadium.

The game time has also been changed to 2:30 p.m. ET as East Carolina has gone from an eight-point favorite to a nine-point favorite.

Southern Methodist vs. Central Florida

Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET

SMU vs. UCF will be played Wednesday night, our own Brett McMurphy confirmed, after the two planned to play a rescheduled date of Sunday at 1 p.m. ET due to the hurricane. The game was originally penciled for Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina

Saturday 3:30 p.m. ET

North Carolina and the ACC have made no changes to this game as of Tuesday evening.

The bettors, however, have made changes to the total. The total opened at 57.5 and feel all the way down to 50 at some books before settling at 51.5.

Wake Forest vs. Florida State

Saturday 3:30 p.m. ET

Florida State is monitoring the hurricane but there have been no changes to this game so far.

“Nothing has changed right now in terms of the 3:30 p.m. kickoff for our football game with Wake Forest on Saturday,” FSU Athletic Director Michael Alford said in a statement Monday afternoon.

Florida State announced that campus will be closed on Thursday and Friday.

Georgia Southern vs. Coastal Carolina

Saturday 4 p.m. ET NOW 7 p.m. ET

With the Coastal Carolina campus residing near the coast, this is a game that could be significantly impacted by the hurricane. Our Brett McMurphy has reported the kickoff for this game has been moved back three hours to 7 p.m. ET.

Kickoff for Saturday’s Georgia Southern at Coastal Carolina game moved back 3 hours to 7 p.m. ET

— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 29, 2022

The total has already dropped over 10 points from 68.5 to 57.5.

UTEP vs. UNC-Charlotte

Saturday 6 p.m. ET

There have been no changes to this game as of Tuesday evening.

The total has dropped from 58 to 51.

Virginia vs. Duke

Saturday 7:30 p.m. ET

No changes have been announced for this game as of Tuesday evening.

The total opened at 57 and is currently at 48.5.

The Citadel vs. Appalachian State

Saturday 3:30 p.m. ET

There are no odds posted for this game, but it is still expected to go on as planned.

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