Tropical Storm Isaac may be far from Corvallis, but it has impacted the Oregon State's season-opening football game against Nicholls State, which was unable to make the long flight due to safety issues.

Officials from both schools decided Wednesday to postpone Saturday's opener for both teams.

The Nicholls State campus, located in Thibodaux, La., is closed because of Isaac, which has already caused 650,000 residents state-wide to lose power.

Isaac was a Category 1 Hurricane, but has been downgraded to a tropical storm.

"It became apparent as the day progressed that the safety of Nicholls State's team and personnel was a primary concern," OSU director of athletics Bob De Carolis said. "Many of the Colonels' student-athletes and staff are with family and there is a deepening concern about their safety in returning to campus."

The game may be made up on Dec. 1 depending on the postseason schedule for both teams.

Oregon State will now open its season against Wisconsin on Sept. 8, the same day Nicholls State plays at South Alabama.