If you thought weather delays were only for baseball games, well, surprise.
With 7:58 left in the second quarter of Penn State’s game at Michigan State on Saturday, the game was placed in an “extreme weather” delay at 1:15 p.m.
According to Michigan State, the game is expected to resume 4:38 p.m. There will be a full halftime, and the game will remain televised on FOX. For any fans in East Lansing, the gates are open again.
The Nittany Lions lead 14-7.
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Initially, the game was expected to be delayed until 4 or 4:15 p.m. The expected re-start time was later pushed to 5:30 p.m. — until that time was again revised to be earlier. Lightning wasn’t seen until 1:45 p.m.
Play cannot resume until 30 minutes after the last bolt of lightning is seen, and a large storm is still moving through the area. When the teams do eventually take the field, they’ll have time to warm up, too.
This is believed to be the first time Penn State football has experienced a weather delay since the 2000 Ohio State game.