Sep 7, 2013; Boulder, CO, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Mike Macintyre mascot Ralphie runs out onto the field before the start of the game against the Central Arkansas Bears at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
KUSA - The University of Colorado will play Charleston Southern on Oct. 19 in a game to fill the schedule after CU's Sept. 14 game against Fresno State was postponed because of the flooding.
CU officials announced Monday that the Buffaloes will play at home on Oct. 19, which was a scheduled bye week (kickoff is TBA). Charleston Southern, which is 5-0 and plays in the Big South Conference, is a FCS team (formerly Division I-AA).
Fans can use tickets and parking from the Sept. 14 game for the game against Charleston Southern. If ticket holders are unable to attend the makeup game, they can make an exchange for any of CU's other four home games (Oregon, Arizona, California or Southern California).
Colorado has received a waiver from the NCAA for it to be bowl eligible if it gets to six wins this season but if two were to come against FCS teams. Under the current rules, schools are allowed one win over an FCS opponent to count toward the minimum six required for postseason eligibility; the Buffaloes already had played an FCS school, Central Arkansas, winning that game 38-24 back on Sept. 7.
As for Fresno State, the schools are working on future options.
"The Fresno State athletic department leadership, their president and their fans have all been very supportive and cooperative in our efforts to reschedule this contest," CU athletic director Rick George said in a news release. "We are also most appreciative of Fresno State's student-athletes collecting donations to aid those victims of the flood."
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