Hurricane Florence is on track to hit the southern East coast this weekend, but it's not keeping Clemson from taking on Georgia Southern.
Clemson announced on Wednesday afternoon that their 3:30 PM tilt on Saturday would be moved up to noon so they'd beat out the full force of the hurricane.
Even a hurricane won't keep Clemson from playing this weekend.
Hurricane Florence is slated to hit South Carolina sometime around 8 AM on Saturday, but won't reach Clemson until Sunday and Monday. The category 4 hurricane has already impacted nine other college football games for the weekend, with four games getting cancelled entirely.
OFFICIAL UPDATE || In response to the potential effects of Hurricane Florence, kickoff for the @ClemsonFB vs. Georgia Southern game on Saturday has been moved up from 3:30 p.m. to noon.— Clemson Athletics (@ClemsonTigers) September 12, 2018
Additional details here: https://t.co/LE3zzUvHtF
For the safety of the fans and players, this is best decision the organization could have made.
No. 2 ranked Clemson will look to continue their strong play against non-conference opponents in 2018. They annihilated Furman in Week 1, then squeaked out a victory against Texas A&M this past week. Georgia Southern are coming off of two wins against UMass and SC State.
Expect more updates to be provided by the university regarding delays and any further changes to the game.