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Bad Weather Could Affect The Florida State-Boise State Game

A view of the back of a Florida State football helmet.

DURHAM, NC - OCTOBER 14: A detailed view of a helmet worn by the Florida State Seminoles during their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The Florida State-Boise State game is one of the more anticipated contests of college football's opening weekend. But projected severe weather could potentially impact the Seminoles' season opener.

Tropical storm Dorian could potentially to develop into a hurricane by the weekend. The storm's projected path currently includes the Jacksonville area.

FSU officials are tracking the storm's outlook. Fan and player safety remains a top priority.

“Our game operations staff monitors potential weather impacts for all of our contests on a regular basis and will continue to do so,” an FSU spokesman said, via Orlando Sentinel. “If severe weather presents any issues, we will make appropriate adjustments.”

Florida State athletic director David Coburn also released a statement regarding the situation.

“We are monitoring weather projections for the potential storm, as are the officials in Jacksonville, at Boise State, and at ESPN and the ACC,” Coburn said, via Idaho Statesman. “It is too soon to make any decisions, but when they are made, the safety of the student-athletes and the fans attending the game will, as always, be the top priority.”

The Seminoles and Broncos hope the weather doesn't cancel their season opener. If weather plays no impact, the two schools will kick off at 7 p.m. E.T. on Saturday.