*Update: Looks like the game between the Falcons and the Owls will finally get underway with an estimated kickoff of 3:22 EDT. Here’s to hoping Lane is forced to make more throw in the towel decisions this year.*
Well, it’s 1:30 EDT and we have already had two lightning delays for a game that wasn’t even scheduled to start until 2:00.
You can’t roll into Florida in the summer time during peak hurricane season with sleek white lightning bolt helmets like this and not expect to cause some weather pattern disturbances along the way.
The game was first delayed nearly two hours before kickoff and now after just getting the players back on the field, they are off again for another lightning delay.
Lightning again. Field being cleared. My flight leaves at noon tomorrow. I'm starting to get nervous. #AFAatFAU— Brent Briggeman (@BrentBriggeman) September 8, 2018
Last year, FAU tried to open up their home schedule against a service academy and introduce some lightning delays, and well, the result wasn’t exactly what they were hoping for as Navy beat Lane Kiffin in his debut 42-19 in a game that took nearly six hours to complete. Kiffin could have thrown in the towel down 42-19 during the third lightning delay in the 4th quarter, but come on, they still had a chance to come back so that wasn’t happening.
Needless to say, it’s quite the move to try this two years in a row.
When will the game actually start? Here’s the latest look at the radar with a line of storms just off to the West of Boca and hanging out there.
Stay tuned here for updates on the weather and when we will actually kickoff, and in the meantime, if you are somehow still bored with the noon slate of games, just watch Lane being Lane on repeat from last year...