Hurricane Ian is causing a number of changes to several Week 5 games across college football, as well as elsewhere in the sporting world.

One game that has been affected is South Carolina’s contest against in-state FCS opponent South Carolina State. It was originally scheduled to be played on Saturday at noon ET, but the decision was made to have the 2 teams meet on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET instead. It’s the 3rd meeting between the Gamecocks and the Bulldogs and the first since 2009, a 38-14 South Carolina win.

“Last week, I started tracking it a little bit. And then on Sunday night, I think coach [Shane] Beamer made the comment during his Sunday night presser that we hadn’t talked about making any adjustments. I was already moving in that direction,” South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner said during an appearance on the “Carolina Calls” radio show on Wednesday, according to 247Sports. “I guess early Monday morning, we commenced to have serious conversation. One thing led to another, and I wanted to see if we could mobilize our staff, to see if we could get the stadium in a position that we would be successful.”

Tanner then said that he called longtime South Carolina State head coach Buddy Pough to discuss the possibility of moving the game.

“He was ready and eager. I said, not so fast. I didn’t want him to be so eager. But he said, I think we’re doing the right thing. We’ve done this before,” he added.

After consultation with numerous individuals on his staff, within the university — including university president Dr. Michael Amiridis — and even city and county authorities, the decision was made.

“It was a perfect situation for us, with the staff, the talent we have in-house, as well as the external people. They said, yes, we could do this. Just give us the go. That transpired Monday,” Tanner said. “It was a busy Monday and I think Dr. Amiridis and I had a final conversation a little after 6 on Tuesday morning and it was a go, so here we are on Wednesday and we’re ready to play.”