Indiana’s football game against Florida International University scheduled for this Saturday at Memorial Stadium has been cancelled in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
Indiana athletic director Fred Glass announced the decision on Monday night via a press release. According to the release, “IU is working diligently to try and find an opponent to play at Memorial Stadium on October 7th, the team’s previously scheduled bye week.”
Florida International is scheduled to play Middle Tennessee State on Oct. 7, so the game cannot simply be postponed. Indiana must find an opponent that also has an open week on Oct. 7, which won’t be easy.
Hurricane Irma has already resulted in several Week 3 game cancellations, including Florida State-Miami and Georgia Tech-Central Florida. The Georgia Tech-UCF game has reportedly been called off so that UCF’s facilities can be used to house national guard troops assisting with hurricane recovery efforts.
“Indiana supports FIU’s decision to cancel Saturday’s football game in Bloomington in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which devastated South Florida over the weekend,” the press release read.
Indiana was hoping to build off the momentum they gained when the Hoosiers beat Virginia 34-17 in Charlottesville last weekend. Stay tuned to AlbersAngle.com for updates on Indiana’s plan to add a game on Oct. 7.
The Hoosiers will now return to the field against Georgia Southern on Sept. 23.