Marshall-West Virginia Weather Delay: Lightning Stalls Dana Holgorsen Show

Just after Tavon Austin returned a kickoff 100 yards to make it 27-13 West Virginia over Marshall, officials ushered both teams into their locker rooms and warned the crowd at Mountaineer Field. Lightning has been spotted within the crucial six-mile radius of the stadium.

A 30-minute clock will count down once lightning dies down, and will re-start after every lightning strike during that interval. Once it strikes zero, players are allowed to warm back up for more football. With 20 minutes of game time left and only a two-score difference, it's hard to think the teams would agree to call the game, as Michigan and Western Michigan did Saturday.

Other games at the home stadiums of Notre Dame, Iowa and Tennessee were also affected by this same weather system, with Iowa and Tennessee facing manageable delays and Notre Dame pretty much sitting around doing nothing forever.

Until that kick return, Marshall looked to be seriously challenging the Eers. Herd quarterback Rakeem Cato put together another long scoring drive that ended in a disappointing field goal, but Marshall had drawn within a score. 

For more, head to West Virginia blog The Smoking Musket.

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