You don't often see or hear about a college football game being rained out.
Yet that is exactly what happened Saturday night in Gainesville, Florida.
The Florida Gators season opener vs. Idaho was delayed for 3-plus hours Saturday night before officials and the teams decided to cancel it. The Gainesville area was pummeled with heavy rain, lightning and thunder most of the evening Saturday. The Gators had requested the later kickoff to try and avoid the heat, instead, they had to deal with the late afternoon and evening thunderstorms that always crop up in the Sunshine State.
Mind you they did TRY to play, at one point the did the opening kickoff, but more lightning and rain chased the teams and fans out of the stadium.
Good shot of why all delays...RT @Andy_Staples: Whoa. RT @OurTwoBits: Yikes! (H/T @pbpsports) pic.twitter.com/HhEYKTLoPf
— Scott Carter (@GatorZoneScott) August 31, 2014
No word yet on when...or if the game will be rescheduled, apparently both teams have Oct. 25th as an open date, the question is, does either team want to play.
Our guess is they will have to play that day. Ultimately, they'll need to have that 12th game to make everything official with the NCAA. Rather than being snarky and saying it won't matter or UF may need it to be bowl eligible, we'll just have to wait and see what they decide to do after a good nights sleep.