BC Vs. Boise State First Responder Bowl Canceled After Long Weather Delay

BC Vs. Boise State First Responder Bowl Canceled After Long Weather Delay

The ServPro First Responder Bowl was supposed to pit the Boston College Eagles against the 23rd-ranked Boise State Broncos in Dallas.

Boise State senior quarterback Brett Rypien said "it wasn't safe enough to play", and he understood why fans who flew into watch the game would be frustrated. The first responders and the bowl game were first class in every way, said Bryan Harsin, Boise State head coach.

The game was canceled.

Multiple media in Dallas began tweeting about severe weather in the area and the possible lengthy delay as a result.

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- Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) December 26, 2018So a bowl whose sponsor (Servpro) is a disaster restoration business and is named after first responders has been canceled due to a lightning delay?

Boise State enters the contest following a 10-3 regular-season-campaign.

Boise, which won 34-14 at Wyoming in September in hazy conditions because of a wildfire, was trying for its second straight 11-win season after losing to Fresno State 19-16 in overtime in the Mountain West Conference championship game. A spokesman for the bowl told the Dallas Morning News there was no official attendance figure - "because it wasn't an official game". We made a sound decision, we had to make a decision and that is what you do.

"Oftentimes weather moves, and we saw what was possibly coming", Ringler said. The Eagles (7-5) were going for the first eight-win season in six years under coach Steve Addazio. "And they have to be made in the big picture of things".

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