Louisville game moved to November 28, Clemson-Florida State postponed

Ruben Hill
November 22, 2020

"It's unfortunate that we will not have the opportunity to compete today, but we hope to be able to play Clemson in December".

Clemson players were up Saturday morning at the team hotel in Tallahassee preparing for their noon ET matchup at Florida State, but nothing about the day would go as planned.

Sources have told us that Clemson offered to play the game Sunday, or even hang around and play it on Monday (a bold move considering Clemson plays Pitt next week) in order to ally Florida State's safety concerns, but the Noles declined the offer.

There have now been 18 major college football games that were originally scheduled to be played this week but have now been postponed or canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who was set to make his first start since contracting the coronavirus earlier in the season and missed two games because of it, reacted to the cancelation in a tweet hours later.

Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich said the school was "disappointed" the game couldn't get underway. "Clemson has followed all of the ACC's protocol in preparation for this game".

The ACC also announced a number of schedule changes on Saturday.

The Tigers next play at home November 28 vs. Pittsburgh. That led Florida State to say it was not comfortable playing Saturday's game, the source said. The Demon Deacons' game with Duke, which was called off for this week, will not be rescheduled.

"Our players have been explicitly compliant, and continuing their isolated housing conditions without academic nor social settings for an additional two weeks would not be appropriate in this unsettling time", Cutcliffe said in a statement.

Purdy broke his collarbone during the Seminoles' first scrimmage in August and has been dealing with related complications over the last week.

AP College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo contributed.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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