The Florida-LSU game displaced by Hurricane Matthew will be played November 19th at LSU, The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger reported Thursday afternoon.
Dellenger also notes that the schools will buy out of their respective non-conference games with Presbyterian and South Alabama. Terms for those buyouts and possible reschedule dates have not been announced at press time.
As LSU will be hosting this season’s game, the 2017 and 2018 games between the teams will be played at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville.
The SEC issued a press release late Thursday about the change, outlining, among other things, the process for rescheduling such affected games in the future. There was a considerable amount of acrimony from national writers and fans of both teams in the days leading up to and following the originally-scheduled date. The release states:
In addition, the Presidents and Chancellors have established the expectation for existing Conference policy to be revised to better define the process for completing postponed or interrupted contests and to grant authority to the Commissioner to determine the date and location of future games that may need to be rescheduled if the two involved institutions cannot mutually identify a date.