Hurricane Florence causes cancellation of UCF-North Carolina

Central Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton (10) throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Carolina State Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) FLPE107
Central Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton (10) throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Carolina State Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) FLPE107
Published September 11 2018
Updated September 11 2018

For the second year in a row, a hurricane has caused the cancellation of a game between UCF and an ACC opponent.

The threat of Hurricane Florence forced the cancellation of Saturday's game at North Carolina, UCF announced Tuesday.

"First and foremost, our thoughts are with everyone who may be affected by this storm," Knights AD Danny White said in a statement. "The priority must be safety for everyone in the path of the hurricane. Having been through similar situations the past two years, we certainly understand this decision. We wish UNC the best of luck through this storm and for the rest of the year."

The No. 18 Knights will try to reschedule the game, but that doesn't seem likely. UCF hosts Florida Atlantic next week.

Last year, Hurricane Irma forced the cancellation of the Knights' game against Georgia Tech.

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