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Birmingham Bowl delayed by bad weather

Birmingham Bowl delayed by bad weather

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Birmingham Bowl has been delayed with lightning in the area.

The game between No. 23 Cincinnati and Boston College was suspended with 7:55 left in the first quarter on Thursday. The game was scoreless.

It was being played in rainy, cool weather throughout. Boston College is familiar with postseason weather issues.

The Eagles were leading No. 23 Boise State 7-0 when the First Responder Bowl in Dallas was cancelled due to bad weather last season. That game was also in the first quarter.

It was believed to be the first bowl game called off because of weather. That time there remained a threat of severe weather after a delay of nearly 1 1/2 hours.

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Updated : 2021-06-24 10:43 GMT+08:00