Last weekend's Idaho-Florida rainout game in Gainesville, Florida, was declared a no-contest Wednesday and will be rescheduled for 2017.

The season-opening game had just started Friday when the rain and lightning hit The Swamp and made the playing conditions unsafe.

Idaho will receive all of its $975,000 guarantee for playing the game. Florida will offer a full refund for any fans who had tickets to the game.

"We looked at a number of options and, in the end, we both thought it was in the best interest of our student-athletes and football programs to play out the remainder of our respective schedules as they stand," Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said.

Idaho athletic director Rob Spear said, "I want to thank UF, especially AD Jeremy Foley, for the professional and first-class way they worked through this issue and the focus on student-athlete welfare. It was not in our best interest to play 10 consecutive weeks without a bye week. We look forward to our return to Florida in 2017."

With the lost game, both teams will now have 11-game schedules during the regular season. That could be potentially damaging if a team falls short of the six wins required to qualify for a bowl game.

Florida already has one game scheduled in 2017 against Michigan at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.