Hurricane Irma has forced Florida to cancel Saturday’s game with Northern Colorado at The Swamp.

The projected path of the storm, which has already battered islands in the Caribbean and is about to hit Key West and could well hit Miami on Sunday, means that it was unfeasible for the two teams to play.

“We have been in constant communication this week with University and government officials,” said Florida Athletics Director Scott Stricklin in a press release. “As the Hurricane’s track has approached the state of Florida, it’s become obvious that playing a football game is not the right thing to do. The focus of our state and region needs to be on evacuations and relief efforts. There is a tremendous amount of stress currently on the roads of this state, and the availability of gas, water and other supplies are at critical levels. Playing a college football game Saturday would only add to that stress.

He added: “Gainesville is also close to some of Florida’s heaviest traffic points this week, specifically Interstate 75, which is a key statewide evacuation route.”

Miami has also had its game with Arkansas State cancelled.

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