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Syracuse vs. Wake Forest: Hurricane Matthew could affect Saturday’s game

Amongst many other things

Hurricane Matthew Churns in Caribbean Photo by NOAA via Getty Images

The Syracuse Orange are scheduled to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday in Winston-Salem, NRaleighC. However, with Hurricane Matthew set to make it’s way north this week, there’s a decent chance the game will be affected and potentially postponed depending on how things shake out.

By the time Friday night and Saturday roll around, North Carolina should be feeling the full effect of the storm, which could include heavy rains, flooding, and gusty winds.

For various reasons, no one should be risking their lives to watch Syracuse and Wake Forest play football. So if this holds, expect there to be some changes to the schedule.

For their part, Wake Forest officials don’t think they’ll have to cancel the game based on what they’re seeing.

"The models we've seen don't show the storm coming inland," Wake Forest associate athletic director for communication Steve Shutt said. "It's supposed to turn out to sea. We'll monitor it and, if the models change, we'll evaluate our options."

The storm could end up having a major effect on ACC football in general as Notre Dame plays NC State in Raleigh, Army plays Duke in Durham, and Virginia Tech takes on UNC in Chapel Hill. Not to mention that FSU and Miami will be playing in Miami, which could still be affected.

Obviously, there are much bigger things to worry about but if the game does get cancelled, it’ll be interesting to see what happens. The teams don’t have matching bye weeks so any make-up game would have to be played the first weekend of December.