WMU-Michigan State game delayed by lightning and buckets of rain

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This is the second college football game in two days to have been delayed by lightning.

East Lansing weather has forced at least a 30-minute delay in the Western Michigan-Michigan State game, with 11:19 to go in the second quarter. By NCAA rules, a nearby lightning strike means at least a half-hour suspension. Thursday night, UNC-South Carolina was stalled for two hours due to similar conditions.

And it could be longer than a half-hour here, too. The game's scheduled to resume at 10 p.m. ET, but note the use of "may" here by Michigan State's official account:

Things do look like they should clear up soon, however:

The good news for the Spartans might be a little bit more time to come up with some ideas on offense. The score is 7-0, Spartans, with the only points coming from a particularly complicated pick-six.

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