BATON ROUGE (WGNO) – The LSU Tigers will get their chance at the Florida Gators after all.
LSU Football just announced on its Twitter page that the game, which was supposed to be played in Florida but was postponed because of Hurricane Matthew, has been moved to Nov. 19 at Tiger Stadium.
“It was important for us to come to a resolution. Each university had its own set of concerns throughout this process, however existing SEC regulations did not provide an avenue to resolve conflicting issues in a more timely manner,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said. “As I have repeatedly said, this game needed to be played. In the end, I want to give credit to the University of Florida for making concessions to move this year’s game to Baton Rouge.”
LSU has also agreed to play the 2017 in Gainesville, which was originally scheduled to be played in Baton Rouge. LSU will return to Gainesville in 2018 as the normal schedule rotation resumes.
LSU was originally scheduled to play South Alabama on Nov. 19 in Baton Rouge and Florida was slated to host Presbyterian on the same day in Gainesville. LSU and Florida will exercise cancellation clauses for those respective games.