The Kent State at Buffalo football game that was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 19 has been canceled and will not be rescheduled, the MAC announced this evening.
Due to heavy snow in the Buffalo area, the game was postponed yesterday and given a new tentative date of Friday, Nov. 21 at 1pm ET. But in the end, the conference and schools determined it would be too difficult to play.
“Despite the best efforts of all involved, it will not be feasible to play the football game between Kent State and Buffalo on Friday,” said MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher. “The game has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. The safety of the student-athletes and fans is paramount. We want to be respectful of the efforts of the emergency service personnel in the Buffalo area who are working to assist those in need.”
Here is more from the MAC release:
Both Buffalo and Kent State will end the 2014 regular season by playing 11 football games. This marks the second FBS football game this season that has been cancelled due to weather conditions. Earlier this year, the Idaho at Florida game on August 30th was cancelled due to inclement weather.
The Kent State at Buffalo football game was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 8 pm ET, and was then tentatively scheduled for Friday, Nov. 21 at 1 pm ET.
Due to the events surrounding the Kent State and Buffalo game, next week’s Kent State football game vs. Akron will remain rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 28 at 1 pm ET at Dix Stadium in Kent, Ohio. Buffalo’s final regular season game will play as originally scheduled as the Bulls will travel to UMass on Friday, Nov. 28 at 1 pm ET at McGuirk Stadium in Amherst, Mass.
With only one game remaining, the best Buffalo can finish is 5-6. That won’t be enough for them to become bowl eligible, and they would have had to petition the NCAA anyway at 6-6 because they recorded two wins over FCS teams.
At 1-9 overall and 0-6 in the conference, the only thing Kent State will miss is a trip to New York and much-needed game time.