Florida-Idaho game called off due to 'unplayable field conditions'
The Florida-Idaho game scheduled for Saturday night at The Swamp was called off due to rain, lightning and a thunderstorm that caused "unplayable field conditions" according to tweets from the Gators account.
The decision on whether it will be rescheduled will be announced at a later time. Both teams have off weekends on Oct. 25.
The game, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. local time, had gotten underway after a three hour delay at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla., but a second lightning storm delayed the game again shortly after kickoff. Together with the SEC and athletic directors from both schools, game officials decided at that point to terminate the game. If the game is rescheduled, it will be restarted to opening kickoff.
MyPalmBeachPost.com posted some pics from the rainy affair on Saturday night.
Due to severe weather conditions, today's #UFvsIDA game has been terminated.— Florida Gators (@GatorZoneNews) August 31, 2014
Game officials for the #UFvsIDA game, as well as ADs from both schools and with the SEC, have determined that the game has been terminated— Florida Gators (@GatorZoneNews) August 31, 2014
Continued - This is due to weather, unsafe and unplayable field conditions at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday night.— Florida Gators (@GatorZoneNews) August 31, 2014
Cont. - If game is rescheduled, it would be restarted as a new game. That decision will be made & announced later, including ticket info.— Florida Gators (@GatorZoneNews) August 31, 2014
- Marc Weinreich