Georgia State's home game with Memphis on Sept. 30 has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. Though losing one of the biggest home games in program history isn't ideal, the Panthers will be compensated with a fat check.
Hurricane Irma forced the cancellation of Memphis' Sept. 8 game against UCF. The teams will now play on Sept. 30, but in order to do so, both teams were forced to cancel their previously scheduled games: Memphis at Georgia State and UCF vs. Maine.
"We are disappointed for our fans and our football program with the cancellation of this game, but it is beyond our control,” Georgia State's athletics' director Charlie Cobb said. “All we can do is search for a suitable replacement, preferably a home FBS game this season.”
Georgia State was paid $1.1 million for losing the game, a sum they get to keep regardless if they find an opponent — home or away, FCS or FBS — to fill the date.
UCF, meanwhile, is paying $350,000 to Maine.