CBS Sports – The First Responder Bowl between No. 25 Boise State and Boston College was canceled Wednesday due to severe weather in the area.
The game played at The Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, got underway Wednesday afternoon but was put into a weather delay with Boston College leading 7-0 with 5:08 in the first quarter. Lightning in the area caused the game to be delayed, and after a waiting period of nearly 90 minutes, officials got together and decided to cancel the game after peering at the local forecast. Thunderstorms and wind are expected to continue throughout the day and into the early morning hours, which ultimately made it impossible to attempt to get the postseason game in.
Even though Boston College led 7-0 at the time of the delay, the game was officially ruled a no contest, meaning neither team will be considered the winner or the loser, and any stats accumulated in the game do not count.
In the most minor league headline of all time, Boston College’s bowl game was postponed and then later cancelled with no plan to make up the game due to weather. I was really looking forward to the prestigious First Responder Bowl too.
It’s a shame too because I expected BC to get dusted by a Boise State team that I have not followed in years, yet still plays in the Mountain West so by default has to be better. Despite all that BC was leading 7-0 before the game was shut down so I guess we’ll never know. Welp only a few more days until real, actual college football games are back on TV. Until next season Eagles fans!