NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Lightning has delayed the start of the game between Temple and Vanderbilt on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, 2 1-2 miles away, an NFL preseason game was virtually unaffected by the weather.
Vanderbilt officials said the game wouldn't start until at least 9:52 p.m. CDT, more than 90 minutes after the originally scheduled kickoff time of 8:15. Earlier delays included predicted kickoff times of 9 p.m. and 9:13 p.m., but additional lightning strikes continued to alter the schedule.
As they waited out the delay 30 minutes after the originally scheduled 8:15 p.m. kickoff time, some Temple players were in uniform playing catch behind one end zone. Vanderbilt's team started gathering in an end zone at 9:08 p.m.
This represented the first lighting delay for a Vanderbilt home game since 2006, when the start of a 38-9 victory over Tennessee State was pushed back 40 minutes.