Never-ending lightning delays forced the cancellation of today’s Servpro First Responders Bowl game between Boston College and Boise State in Dallas after less than one quarter of play.
OFFICIAL: Today's @FRBowl has been cancelled. The game is officially a no contest, stats do not count.— BC Football (@BCFootball) December 26, 2018
BC finishes 2018 at 7-5 and remains 14-12 all-time in its bowl history. pic.twitter.com/bNfJHYsOaS
As you can see from the tweet, the game has been ruled a no-contest, with stats being thrown out, as the game did not reach “official” time. The Eagles were leading Boise State by a score of 7-0 with 5:08 remaining in the first quarter.
The game was initially delayed by lighting in the area, and each successive lightning strike within a 10 mile radius pushed the restart back another 40 minutes (30 minute wait plus 10 minute warmup). Several strikes later, officials made the decision to cancel the game at about 3:30pm EST (2:30pm CST).
The decision is a bit surprising, since you would think the teams could wait it out for hours, and anything would be better than no game at all given how much money people spent making the trip to Dallas over the holidays... but it did appear that thunderstorms were going to be in the area for quite a while.
Just when you think things can’t get any more BC... the world shows you just how BC it can get.
We’ll have more on the unexpected end to Boston College’s season over the next few days.