Florida, Georgetown planning to resume game?
by David Jones, USA TODAY Sports
GAINESVILLE — Florida coach Billy Donovan said after Tuesday night’s 58-40 win against Savannah State that there have been talks to complete the season opener on Nov. 9 against Georgetown that was stopped at halftime because of conditions on the USS Bataan. Florida led 27-23 at the break in the Navy-Marine Corps Classic.
If it can be done, Jan. 2 would be the likely date. Donovan said it might be picked up at the half and finished indoors this time at the Jacksonville Coliseum.
“The thing that’s really interesting about that is our school has reached out to Georgetown about completing, finishing the game,” Donovan said. “There’s some dates, there’s some possibilities of that happening. I think our school is waiting to hear back from Georgetown about the possibility of that happening.
“Our school is in favor of making that happen.”
Donovan said No. 8 Florida is considering helping Georgetown with its travel if it agrees to finish the contest.
“There are definitely about two or three dates that work for both teams,” he said. Donovan added he wasn’t sure UF had actually discussed the attempt to finish but a phone call had been placed to the school to talk about the “possibility” of completing it.
Donovan said his understanding was that the game picks up exactly where it is left off.