Okay, let’s try it again, and again.
After a 3rd weather delay, Iowa football’s home bout against Nevada will start around 12:45 a.m. Saturday. The game kicked off around 6.40 p.m. on Saturday.
Maybe this time around things could be different.
Last game, just as it appeared that football would return at Kinnick Stadium this evening, Iowa and Nevada are now in the third delay in weather.
It happened following Nevada had played one play and was lined up for a long field-goal shot after returning after the second delay that lasted between 10:07 p.m. until just an hour before midnight. The first weather delay ran between 8.36 p.m. to 9:56 p.m.
Lightning was once more observed within 8 miles from the stadium that is the ideal distance that warrants a stoppage of the game. The game was stopped earlier in the 8th minute of 8.36 p.m. CT, after which an hour-long delay. The Hawkeyes have an advantage of 17-0 at 5:24 in the third quarter.
Saturday’s game was an important offense boost to the Hawkeyes who had scored just 14 points in the initial two contests. Freshman Kaleb Johnson began the scoring with a 40-yard touchdown run at the end of the first quarter. Spencer Petras found Arland Bruce IV just a few minutes after that on an interception of 21 yards to give Iowa an advantage of 14-0. It was Petras’s debut TD touchdown pass this season.
A new kicker Drew Stevens added a second-quarter field goal that extended the Iowa lead to three scores. It’s been raining all through the game but a delay wasn’t needed until the lightning moved closer to Kinnick Stadium.
Keep an eye on the news for news and updates.
When will Iowa’s football game resume after an interruption due to rain?
In the moment, nobody does.
The delays have been like this.
First delay in the weather: 8:36 p.m – 9:56 p.m.
Second delay in weather: 10:07 p.m. (11:55) p.m.
Third delay in the weather 11:57 p.m. 3. ???? ?
If a lightning strike been detected within 8 miles, a minimum 30 minutes must have passed without an additional strike before play can begin. Another 30 minutes will be added to the clock for each strike.
Iowa City weather forecast for the remainder of Iowa football’s game against Nevada
There’s a “marginal risk of severe weather in Iowa City this evening,” according to Weather.com. There’s a greater than 88% possibility of rain between 9 p.m. until 10 p.m. Then, there’s an increase of up to 99% of the chance by 11 p.m.
It was certainly accurate.
At present, Weather.com says storms are likely to come to an end “around 1:5 a.m. as well as that “a handful of storms could be very severe.” It’s the lightning but, that’s proved to be the most challenging.
Can you bring umbrellas inside Kinnick Stadium?
Umbrellas are listed on Kinnick Stadium’s banned list, according to the Iowa website.
If you’re battling the rain and watching the game live it is recommended to wear an umbrella.