Reports: No. 17 LSU-Missouri game will move to Columbia
The Saturday matchup between No. 17 LSU and Missouri will be moved from Baton Rouge, La., to Columbia, Mo., because of Hurricane Delta, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday night.
The game time also reportedly will be changed, moved up to noon ET instead of 9 p.m. ET. The storm is expected to hit the Baton Rouge area late Friday and into Saturday.
Herb Vincent, the Southeastern Conference’s associate commissioner, said in a statement that he expected a decision Wednesday morning on where and when the game would be played.
Kansascity.com reported that the official announcement is expected to come from the SEC at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
“As we continue to monitor the path of Hurricane Delta, all preparations are being made to accommodate playing the game as scheduled in Baton Rouge or to move the game if necessary,” the SEC said in a statement.
ESPN reported that the two schools and the SEC were working “on contingency plays should they become necessary.”
The governor of Louisiana has declared a state of emergency in preparation for dealing with Delta, which was elevated to a Category 4 storm on Tuesday. Winds reportedly reached 140 mph.
LSU (1-1) bounced back from a 44-34 loss to Mississippi to rout Vanderbilt 41-7.
Missouri (0-2) will be playing its third consecutive ranked opponent, having been outscored 73-31 in losses to No. 2 Alabama and at Tennessee, which is now ranked No. 14.
–Field Level Media