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The Fresno State football game scheduled for Sept. 14 against Colorado has been postponed due to flooding.

The game is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 7, however, that is the same date as the conference championship games for the Mountain West and Pac-12 conferences.

The Fresno Bee reports that if either team reaches the title game, the matchup would most likely be cancelled.

A statement was posted on the University of Colorado website by the university Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano and expressed that the focus should be on those in need rather than the game.

“Even though the weather is improving, Boulder is still designated as a national emergency site.,” DiStefano wrote. “ This is not an appropriate time for us to hold a game that would put pressure on the community, both in terms of security/emergency personnel, but also in diverting attention from people in need.”

The conditions at Folsom Field are considered to be playable, The Fresno Bee reported, but many roads in the surrounding area are closed due to the flooding.

"While we're disappointed we're not going to get the opportunity to play against the University of Colorado, we understand the tragic situation there and we send our thoughts and prayers out to the people of Colorado and wish them the best in their recovery efforts," Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter told The Fresno Bee.

The Bulldogs will now focus on their next match at home against Boise State at Bulldog Stadium Sept. 20. The 2-0 Bulldogs will begin conference play in this nationally televised game.

“The people in Boulder are going through a lot right now and our prayers go out to them,” quarterback Derek Carr said. “The fact that we can't play a game right now is not a big deal. That is where our team's mind-set was."

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