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LSU-Florida Will Play Nov. 19 In Death Valley

The LSU-Florida saga appears to be coming to a close.

A makeup date for last week's game, which was canceled by Hurricane Matthew, has reportedly been set. According to multiple reports, the LSU-Florida makeup game is set for Nov. 19 in Death Valley.

Florida will buy out its previously scheduled non-conference game against Presbyterian, while LSU will buy out South Alabama.

The most interesting part about this scenario is not the shifting of the non-conference games. Rather, it is the fact Florida is losing out on a home game. The original matchup last week was supposed to be played in Gainesville before weather intervened.

If the Gators are still in the running for the SEC East title, you can bet UF fans will be grumbling a bit about having to play in Death Valley. Still, the alternative of not having the game rescheduled at all is even worse.

Update: The SEC has confirmed that this is the plan. LSU will play at Florida next season, instead of hosting the Gators. Their series will resume as scheduled in 2018.

Had the game not been rescheduled, neither team would have been eligible to participate in the conference title game.

"It was important for us to come to a resolution. Each university had its own set of concerns throughout this process, however existing SEC regulations did not provide an avenue to resolve conflicting issues in a more timely manner," SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said. "As I have repeatedly said, this game needed to be played. In the end, I want to give credit to the University of Florida for making concessions to move this year's game to Baton Rouge."