Jul 22, 2019

Fresno State football game against Colorado postponed due to flooding

The Fresno State football team’s game against Colorado on Saturday has been postponed due to flooding in Boulder.

A makeup date has not been set.

“Even though the weather is improving, Boulder is still designated as a national emergency site,” Colorado Chancellor Phillip P. DiStefano said in a release.

“Our community is hurting. Many of our students are displaced from their homes, including many of our student-athletes. This is not an appropriate time for us to hold a game that would put pressure on the community, both in terms of security/emergency personnel, but also in diverting attention from people in need.”

Fresno State and Colorado were set to compete on Saturday at Folsom Field at 11 a.m. PT. Releases sent out on Thursday afternoon from both universities said that the field was unaffected by the flood and remained in playing condition, with the only flood-related issue being the parking lots surrounding the stadium.

“Our players have a strong desire to compete, but many of them and many of their friends have personally been affected and I know they support this decision to postpone as well,” said Buffaloes head coach Mike MacIntyre. “This is the appropriate decision and we are all 100 percent in agreement.”

The Bulldogs and the Buffaloes entered the postponed matchup undefeated at 2-0. Both teams are set to start their respective conference schedules. Colorado begins Pac-12 play at Oregon State on Sept. 28.

Fresno State hosts Boise State (1-1) on Friday.

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