Bowling Green running back Travis Greene (8) grabs his knee as he is brought down by Tennessee defensive back Cameron Sutton (7) in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Greene was helped to the locke
Mark Humphrey
September 05, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) No. 25 Tennessee and Bowling Green have resumed play after an 80-minute delay for lightning in the middle of the third quarter.

Officials stopped play with 8:30 left in the quarter Saturday with Tennessee leading 42-27. The teams left the field at 5:40 p.m. local time and returned 70 minutes later for a brief, 10-minute warmup.

On a day with temperatures in the low 90s, a pop-up rain shower soaked fans already in the stands at Nissan Stadium before kickoff and a severe thunderstorm was nearby.

Lightning also delayed No. 9 Georgia's 51-14 win over Louisiana-Monroe in the third quarter. When detected in the area again in the fourth quarter, officials called off that game with just under 10 minutes left.

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