Things had yet to go completely haywire for Florida State on September 7, when the school announced that it was canceling its football game against Louisiana-Monroe on September 9 because of the impending Hurricane Irma.
Just one week into the college football season, the landscape for FSU football changed with the announcement that the game against Louisiana Monroe scheduled for September 9th would not be played - as Hurricane Irma churned toward the state of Florida and a football game become less and less important. Any time we have the opportunity to play in Doak Campbell Stadium in front of our fans we are excited.
"I appreciate the efforts of our administration as well as the administration and Coach (Matt) Viator at ULM to get this game rescheduled", Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher said. "However, this week our complete focus is on Clemson".
Clemson and FSU have combined to win the past six ACC conference championships, but it has turned into a disappointing campaign for the Seminoles, who have stumbled to a 3-5 SU record since opening the season as heavy +110 favorites to claim this year's conference title. However, the effects of Hurricane Irma forced the game to be canceled.
Although the Sun Belt plays conference games on December 2, ULM was scheduled to close their regular-season on November 25 and was not scheduled to play that day. The under has also cashed in 41 of Florida State's last 61 games played in the month of October and is 10-3 in its last 13 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous contest.
All of a sudden, the game against the Warhawks seemed like something that could possibly get the Seminoles to a 6-6 finish and a trip to the postseason.