Ruston, LA – A college football game between Louisiana Tech and Texas A&M scheduled for Thursday night has been postponed because of the impending landfall of Hurricane Isaac.
Louisiana Tech was set to host what would have been the season-opener for both teams, but safety concerns forced the schools to reconsider playing it so soon after Isaac's expected landfall early Wednesday.
The game was re-scheduled for Oct. 13, a previously open date for both teams.
"Our primary concern was for the health and safety of the general public, students and fans of both institutions," Louisiana Tech athletic director Bruce Van De Velde said in a statement.
"It's impossible to predict exactly what is going to happen throughout the state so we also wanted to be conscientious of the possible effects of this storm on residents throughout Louisiana.
"As much as both teams wanted to play, the safety of everyone took precedent over a football game, even one of this magnitude. We simply couldn't move forward with Thursday's kickoff in good conscience knowing what this storm may do."
A kickoff time for the rescheduled game will be determined later. Louisiana Tech will now open its season at Houston on Sept. 8 and Texas A&M will host Florida the same day in its first game in the SEC.