Lightning in Laramie Area Delays Wyoming-Texas Tech Football Game
LARAMIE -- Lightning in the Laramie area will delay the start of the Wyoming-Texas Tech football game tonight inside War Memorial Stadium.
Kickoff, which was originally slated for 5:30 p.m. MST, is now TBA.
"When lightning strikes are not detected for a 30-minute continuous period within this range, the all clear notification can be given," the Mountain West Conference handbook reads.
A school official said the clock inside the stadium, which is currently set at 40 minutes, should soon begin to tick down. Once that happens teams will warm up until the 10-minute mark before returning to their respective locker rooms in order to play the national anthem.
September weather delays are nothing new in this part of the state.
Most notably, Wyoming hosted Northern Illinois in the 2016 opener, a game that was delayed by nearly two hours thanks to a series of thunderstorms. UW quarterback Josh Allen dove into the north end zone from seven yards out and the Cowboys eventually won a 40-34 thriller in three overtimes.
The game ended at 2:34 a.m.
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Here is all you need to know -- and the links -- for Saturday's tilt in Laramie:
WHO: Texas Tech (0-0) at Wyoming (0-0)
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 2 at 5:30 p.m. MST
WEATHER: High of 79, low 52, partly cloudy, winds at 13 mph, 50% chance of rain
WHERE: War Memorial Stadium, Laramie, Wyo. (29,181 capacity)
RADIO: Cowboy Sports Network
TICKETS: Wyoming Ticket office
BOX SCORE: ESPN
ROSTERS: Wyoming / Texas Tech
BETMGM ODDS: Texas Tech -14, O/U 50.5 (Could be subject to change)
HISTORY: Sixth meeting (Wyoming leads series, 3-2)
HEAD COACHES: Craig Bohl / Joey McGuire
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