ATHENS, Ga. - A hurricane may disrupt the Georgia-South Carolina game this Saturday and we're not talking about one of Mark Richt's players either.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said during a press conference on Wednesday she told the USC athletic department that state resources would not be available for the game. Haley said she could not justify pulling state troopers off the roads during a state of emergency.
USC officials said they do not plan to make a decision about Saturday night's game until Thursday.
Forecasters do have the storm affecting in the area of Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina at the same time as kickoff.
USC issued the following statement Tuesday:
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart made some comments on the weather Tuesday:
The SEC also weighed in:
Hurricane Matthew is forecasted to skirt up the East Coast through the weekend.
Elsewhere in college football, No. 18 Florida's home game against LSU has been postponed because of looming Hurricane Matthew, which has already been blamed for more than 100 deaths and is threatening the southeastern U.S. coast.
The Southeastern Conference announced the decision on Thursday. The SEC said efforts would be made to reschedule the game, though the Gators and Tigers do not have a common open date.
Earlier Thursday, U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana urged Florida Gov. Rick Scott to intervene in hopes that the Florida-LSU game would be either moved or rescheduled.
The Associated Press contributed to this report