Hurricane Dorian is expected to hit the state of Florida this weekend.
Hurricane Dorian is projected to hit the state of Florida this weekend and is approaching with torrential downpours and heavy wind. Several forecasts show the storm, which is expected to reach Category 3 level, hitting the Jacksonville area on Saturday, where Boise State and Florida State were supposed to face off at the Jaguars' TIAA Bank Field in both program's respective season openers.
The game was reportedly relocated to Tallahassee to avoid the storm and will now be played at Florida State's Doak Campbell Stadium. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the decision was announced on Thursday after collaboration between officials from the city of Jacksonville and leaders from both universities as current projections show the storm making landfall near Jacksonville on Saturday night.
The game, which was originally scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET, will now be played at noon on Saturday.
Saturday marks the official Week 1 of the 2019 college football season.
This post will be updated as the storm continues and announcements are made regarding games in the affected Florida area.