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Sport Boston College bowl game delayed due to inclement weather for second straight season

02:20  03 january  2020
02:20  03 january  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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The First Responder Bowl between No. 25 Boise State and Boston College was canceled Wednesday due to severe weather in the area. Lightning in the area caused the game to be delayed , and after a waiting period of nearly 90 minutes, officials got together Boston College finishes its season at 7-5.

The Boston College Eagles college football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS)

Inclement weather is apparently quite drawn to Boston College bowl games.

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Last year, Boston College’s matchup against Boise State in the First Responder Bowl was canceled after multiple lightning delays.

This time around, the Eagles made it through 8:05 of play before its game against Cincinnati in the Birmingham Bowl was delayed due to weather.

By rule, games are suspended for 30 minutes when a lightning strike is detected within an eight-mile radius of the stadium. The Birmingham Bowl is only being delayed for now with hopes to resume play once that 30-minute period comes to an end. Last year’s First Responder Bowl marked the first time an FBS bowl game has been canceled due to weather.

There wasn’t much action on the field before the delay. The game is scoreless with the Eagles and Bearcats combining for 21 yards of offense.

Boston College, 6-6 on the year, is playing the game with Richie Gunnell as its interim head coach following the firing of Steve Addazio. On the other side, Cincinnati is looking to finish with 11 wins for the second straight season.

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The First Responder Bowl between Boston College and Boise State was canceled due to weather and was designated a no contest after multiple lighting delays Wednesday, Dec. “We knew there was a chance of inclement weather for this game ,” said First Responder Bowl executive director

Boston College was unable to improve its bowl record Wednesday because its First Responders Bowl matchup with Boise State was cancelled due to weather Thunderstorms in the area caused the initial delay , and given what the weather forecast looked like, the decision was made to cancel the game .

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