Forced into a weather delay, the 2018 SERVPRO First Responder Bowl between the Boston College Eagles and Boise State Broncos was ruled a no contest after the lightning at the Cotton Bowl Stadium would not quit after 90 minutes.
The delay came with over five minutes remaining in the first quarter, and with the Eagles leading by a touchdown after an A.J. Dillon touchdown run. (Fun fact: That touchdown is wiped off the board as a result of the no contest.)
“In my career, this is a first,” BC coach Steve Addazio said after the no contest. “I don’t second-guess anything about it. The decision was made for the right reasons and that’s the welfare of both teams’ players.”
The Eagles came out of the gate flying this season, with wins in seven of their first nine games, at one point hitting No. 17 on the country’s Top 25, before dropping three straight games beginning with their 27-7 loss to Clemson.
This is the first bowl game canceled due to weather.