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Memphis, UCF move Saturday's football game to Friday in effort to avoid Hurricane Irma

Head Coach Mike Norvell (Source: WMC Action News 5) Head Coach Mike Norvell (Source: WMC Action News 5)
ORLANDO, FL (WMC) -

Memphis Tigers will not play football Saturday as planned. Instead, the team will play Friday.

Memphis was supposed to play UCF in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday at 7 p.m. Current forecasts suggest that is when Hurricane Irma (currently a Category 5 storm) will be moving through the Sunshine State.

With that information, UCF and Memphis agreed to move the game up to Friday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. EST.

ESPNU will still carry the game despite the schedule change.

In Week one, Harvey (then a tropical depression) soaked the Liberty Bowl as Memphis hosted Louisiana-Monroe. Memphis won that game 37-29.

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