With Hurricane Matthew making its way toward the Atlantic coast and many predicting heavy rains and winds along the coast, Rutgers officials are monitoring the storm and any potential threat it could bring to the Scarlet Knights’ game Saturday night, NJ.com reported Wednesday.
School spokesman Hasim Phillips told NJ.com’s Keith Sargeant that athletics officials at the university “are actively monitoring the weather forecast and have been since Monday.”
Rutgers (2-3, 0-2 Big Ten) is scheduled to host fourth-ranked Michigan (5-0, 2-0) at 7 p.m. ET Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, N.J.
Hurricane Matthew was initially expected to hit the Northeast hard, but the most recent forecast suggests it will turn out to sea without hitting New Jersey.
Per Weather.com, there is only a 50 percent chance of rain in Piscataway on Saturday.
Rutgers will consult with Michigan officials and the Big Ten office on any scheduling change, according to NJ.com.
The Scarlet Knights are coming off a 58-0 loss at Ohio State last weekend but played Iowa close in their last game at High Point Solutions Stadium, a 14-7 loss on Sept. 24.