ULM attempts to reach bowl eligibility by rescheduling weak ACC opponent
The ULM/Florida State game is back on, thanks to desperation.
Hurricane Irma was a big pain in the butt that not only cost lives and created billions of dollars in damage, but also resulted in the cancelation of a handful of seemingly meaningless college football games – including Week 2 OOC battle ULM versus Florida State.
At the time, the Seminoles were national title contenders who had just lost a tough game to fellow national title contender Alabama. Though the game was set for noon, well before Irma’s landfall, canceling the game made perfect sense in every regard. So how about rescheduling? Impossible, according to FSU athletic director Stan Wilcox:
“All relocation and rescheduling possibilities were exhausted. Under these circumstances and on such short notice, the two teams will not be able to reschedule this year as there is no common open date.”
ULM lost a game on the schedule and probably a juicy payout, too. But you know what makes impossible entirely possible? The prospect of missing out on a bowl game. Since canceling the game with the Warhawks, the Seminoles have gone 3-4 (3-5 overall) and are in jeopardy of missing the post season since…(looks through notes)…uh, ask an ACC guy, I guess.
Anyway, the prospect of such a calamity has compelled FSU to bend both space and time to make the game happen on December 2.
“I appreciate the efforts of our administration as well as the administration and Coach Viator at ULM to get this game rescheduled,” said head coach Jimbo Fisher.
The Warhawks are 4-5, but now have three chances to reach bowl eligibility with games against Auburn, Arkansas State and Florida State remaining. Good move by the ULM administration to give the Warhawks the extra chance at achieving a very special season.
A former notary public, Jeremy Harper is a professional writer and Chief Instigator for Storm the Castle Creative. He spends much of his free time staring blankly into space.