Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell (26) avoids the tackle by Louisiana Monroe cornerback Lenzy Pipkins (1) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept., 5, 2015, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
John Amis
September 05, 2015

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia's game against Louisiana Monroe has been suspended midway through the third quarter due to lightning in the area.

With No. 9 Georgia leading 35-14, officials announced lightning was detected within 15 miles of Sanford Stadium. There had been no rain during the game.

Players left each sideline and fans were informed they were free to leave the stadium and could return when play is resumed. Some fans remained in their seats.

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