LSU, Arizona State Move Saturday Game to Tempe
Louisiana State and Arizona State have moved their football game Saturday from Baton Rouge, La., to Tempe, Ariz., because of Hurricane Katrina, with the Sun Devils saying they will donate most of the gate receipts to the relief effort.
“We don’t want to interfere with the recovery effort in any way,” LSU Athletic Director Skip Bertman said Monday.
Because of the many evacuees in the Baton Rouge area, the school does not have full use of its facilities, and “we cannot guarantee housing for anybody,” LSU Chancellor Sean O’Keefe said.
No. 5 LSU postponed its scheduled home game last Saturday against North Texas.
No. 20 Arizona State will donate all of its post-expenses gate receipts to the relief effort.
Redshirt freshman Rhett Bomar will replace Paul Thompson at starting quarterback Saturday when Oklahoma plays host to Tulsa.
Bomar played in four series in the No. 7 Sooners’ 17-10 loss to Texas Christian last Saturday and completed two of five passes for 19 yards. He set up TCU’s winning score with a fourth-quarter fumble. Thompson, a junior, struggled in his first start.