BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- South Carolina is playing a home game at its opponent field this weekend, but the LSU Tigers are doing its best to make the Gamecocks feel at home.
The Tigers marching band will play the Gamecocks' fight song and alma mater during pre-game festivities, according to WAFB sports anchor Jacques Doucet.
The 3:30 p.m. Saturday game was moved from Columbia, S.C. to Baton Rouge, La. Following disastrous floods in Columbia this week. The Gamecocks' band will not travel to the game.
All proceeds from the game will be sent back with the Gamecocks, according to WREG.
LSU (4-0) is ranked No. 5 in the Amway Coaches Poll prior to facing the 2-3 Gamecocks.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to time and travel challenges involved, a pep band will not go to LSU.— USC Bands (@TheCarolinaBand) October 7, 2015
"We made the extremely difficult decision to cancel classes for the week due to the stress 34,000 students would place on the region's recovering infrastructure, there is no doubt 85,000 fans would exact the same toll," University of South Carolina president Harris Pastides said in a statement. "In the spirit of supporting our South Carolina community that is so supportive of Gamecock Nation, we have decided to move the game to Baton Rouge."
"The stress on law enforcement and first responders is too great. Moreover, we've had many in the Carolina family directly impacted by the flooding."