LSU home game against Missouri moved due to Hurricane Delta

Glenn Guilbeau
Lafayette Daily Advertiser

The college football game between No. 16 LSU and Missouri, scheduled to be played Saturday in Baton Rouge, has been moved to Columbia due to concerns with Hurricane Delta, the Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday.

The game will be played at noon ET and broadcast by ESPN. The game was set to start at 9 p.m. previously.

"Due to the pending impact of Hurricane Delta on Louisiana and the surrounding area, it is in the best interest for the safety of everyone involved to move the game to Columbia," SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in the release.

Sep 26, 2020; Columbia, Missouri, USA; A stealth bomber performs a flyover before the first half of a game between the Missouri Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

"It was critical to relocate the game to an SEC campus where SEC COVID-19 management protocols are in place and readily applied," Sankey said. "I appreciate the cooperation of the schools who are working closely to make the appropriate operational adjustments in order to prioritize the health and safety of our student-athletes while accommodating this change in the schedule.”

The SEC continues to monitor the path of Hurricane Delta and remains in communication with member schools to evaluate its potential impact on other athletic events this week.