The Colorado Buffaloes have replaced their postponed 2013 game against Fresno State with a contest against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers, CU athletic director Rick George announced Monday.
Colorado and Fresno State were set to meet on Sept. 14, but the game was postponed due to flooding in Boulder. Colorado will now host Charleston Southern at Folsom Field on Oct. 19.
TV and kickoff time will be announced on Oct. 7, and tickets for the Fresno State game can be used for admission.
A future date for the Colorado-Fresno State game is still being worked on, but obviously the two teams will not play this season. The 2013 game was part of a two-for-one contract that began last season in Fresno. The third game is slated for Sept. 14, 2019 in Boulder.
Per the release, Colorado officials contacted “nearly three dozen schools on both the FBS and FCS levels” with the stipulation that the game be played on Oct. 19.
After receiving a waiver from the NCAA allowing them to count two wins over an FCS school towards bowl eligibility, the Buffaloes finalized a contract with Charleston Southern. They sought that waiver because they have already played and beaten an FCS school, Central Arkansas.
Colorado is currently 2-1 on the season. They host offensive juggernaut Oregon this weekend and then travel to Arizona State on Oct. 12.
After hosting Charleston Southern, the remainder of Colorado’s 2013 schedule looks like this: vs. Arizona, at UCLA, at Washington, vs. California, vs. USC, and at Utah.
Fresno State continues to look for an opponent to replace Colorado on their own 2013 schedule. Their options are limited, and CBSSports.com’s Jeremy Fowler says it isn’t looking good.
The Bulldogs have open dates on Oct. 12 and Nov. 16. December 7 is a long-shot because Fresno could play in the inaugural MWC Championship Game that day.