Due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Matthew, Saturday night’s SEC game between Georgia and South Carolina has been moved to Sunday. South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp announced the change during his weekly radio show Thursday night. The game was originally scheduled to take place at 7:30pm EST Saturday night in Williams-Brice Stadium. It will remain in South Carolina’s home stadium, but on a different day. The time of the rescheduled Sunday game has not yet been announced.
Both teams are coming off two straight losses and are looking to salvage their seasons in this matchup. Georgia got off to a 3-0 start, but have lost two-consecutive SEC conference games against top-25 teams. On Saturday, they lost a heartbreaker to Tennessee on a Hail Mary touchdown on the final play of the game. The game-winning touchdown came one play after Georgia seemingly had scored a game-winning touchdown of their own with 10 seconds left in regulation. The loss sent Georgia out of the top-25 rankings for the first time of the 2016 season.
South Carolina is coming off a loss to No. 9 Texas A&M in a game that has sparked some ensuing quarterback controversy after Muschamp replaced freshman quarterback Brandon McIlwain with senior Perry Orth, who threw for 138 yards in the final quarter.
Georgia and South Carolina are not the only two teams affected by Hurricane Matthew. The game between LSU and Florida in Gainesville is also postponed due to the storm, but plans for rescheduling that matchup have not yet been announced.