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

Big Ten Network

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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