Florida-Idaho game will not be made up this season

Wednesday September 3rd, 2014

The game between Florida and Idaho last Saturday in Gainesville, Fla., which was called off after one play amid severe weather conditions, will not be made up this season, the Gators announced on Wednesday.

The game has been declared a no contest.

As part of the game contract agreed upon by the two schools, Florida will still pay Idaho $975,000 by Feb. 1, 2015. Fans who purchased tickets through the Gator Ticket Office will be refunded their single-game ticket price.

The teams have agreed to play in Gainesville in 2017 on an undetermined date.

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“We looked at a number of options and, in the end, we both thought it was in the best interest of our student-athletes and football programs to play out the remainder of our respective schedules as they stand,” Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said in a press release.

“I want to thank UF, especially AD Jeremy Foley, for the professional and first-class way they worked through this issue and the focus on student-athlete welfare,” Idaho athletic director Rob Spear said. “It was not in our best interest to play 10 consecutive weeks without a bye week.  We look forward to our return to Florida in 2017.”

Florida's next game is Saturday against Eastern Michigan, while Idaho faces Louisiana Monroe on the same day.

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