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Florida Gators examine options for suspended game vs. Idaho

GAINESVILLE — The decision about what to do about Saturday night's suspended game between Florida and Idaho remained undecided Sunday.

"We will know more in the next two or three days," Florida senior associate athletic director Steve McClain said.

The game was suspended after a delay of more than three hours because of heavy lightning and thunderstorms. The Ben Hill Griffin Stadium field eventually was deemed unsafe to play on.

After the game's start was delayed for almost three hours, there was just one play — a 64-yard return of the opening kickoff by UF's Valdez Showers — before play was halted because of bad weather and the game was then suspended.

NCAA rules say the Gators and Vandals have several options because the game was suspended before the end of the fourth quarter and couldn't be resumed: resume the game at a later date; terminate the game with a determined final score; a forfeit; or declare a no contest.

Both teams have an open date Oct. 25, but it was unclear if either or both teams would want to reschedule on that date.

Florida Gators examine options for suspended game vs. Idaho 09/01/14 [Last modified: Monday, September 1, 2014 12:21am]
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