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The Buffs have filled their Oct. 19 bye week with Charleston Southern, an FCS team. This follows the cancellation of a Sept. 14 with Fresno State, the Buffs’ half of a home-and-home series with the Bulldogs.
The agreement comes after Fresno State and CU could not find open dates in their schedules except for Dec. 7, the date of both the Mountain West and Pac-12 championship games, the respective conferences of both teams.
“The Fresno State athletic department leadership, their president and their fans have all been very supportive and cooperative in our efforts to reschedule this contest,” said CU athletic director Rick George in a press release. “We are also most appreciative of Fresno State’s student-athletes collecting donations to aid those victims of the flood.”
All tickets for the Fresno State contest will be honored for the game against Charleston Southern. If ticket holders are unable to attend the rescheduled game, the tickets may be used for any of CU’s other home games on a value-for-value basis.
CU received a waiver from the NCAA that would allow the Buffs to become bowl eligible if they reach six wins, even if two come against FCS teams. Central Arkansas was CU’s first FCS opponent. Schools become bowl eligible at six wins but are traditionally only able to count one win against FCS schools.
The time of the game has yet to be decided.
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