First Responder Bowl canceled after 10 minutes of play, lightning

The football teams and many fans of Boston College and Boise State spent the holidays in Dallas, but they didn’t even get to enjoy playing their final game of 2018.

The First Responder Bowl was canceled Wednesday and will not be made up after a lighting delay lasted more than an hour after the game was halted with barely five minutes remaining in the first quarter.

Boston College was up 7-0 on an early touchdown by running back AJ Dillon when the game was delayed due to lightning within an 8-mile radius of the Cotton Bowl, where the game was held.

“Who would I be, or anyone be, to put them in harm’s way?” Eagles coach Steve Addazio told reporters. “So I respect that. It’s a tough call that had to be made here because I don’t know if I could live with myself if, God forbid, something happened.”

BC’s basketball team also had a game canceled in Texas earlier this month, when the Eagles’ scheduled road game at Texas A&M was scrapped on Dec. 8 due to rain and travel complications.

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