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Eastern Washington’s football game at Florida moved from Saturday to Sunday due to Hurricane Ian

Sept. 27, 2022 Updated Tue., Sept. 27, 2022 at 11:15 a.m.

Eastern Washington's running back Justice Jackson carries the ball toward the line as receiver Freddie Roberson, right, looks for a way to slow down Tennessee State defenders Devoan Hawkins (55) and Boogie Trotter (23) in the non-conference game Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022 at Roos Field in Cheney.  (Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review)
Eastern Washington's running back Justice Jackson carries the ball toward the line as receiver Freddie Roberson, right, looks for a way to slow down Tennessee State defenders Devoan Hawkins (55) and Boogie Trotter (23) in the non-conference game Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022 at Roos Field in Cheney. (Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review)

Eastern Washington’s football game at the University of Florida has been moved from Saturday to Sunday as the state braces for the landfall of Hurricane Ian.

Kickoff is set for 9 a.m. Pacific time at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.

EWU’s game against Florida was first announced in 2016 and was scheduled to be played Sept. 7, 2020, but that game was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The game was officially added back into the Eastern Washington schedule in March 2021, when this Saturday’s date was announced as the makeup. The game’s payout for Eastern Washington is $750,000.

Will be updated

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