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Bethune-Cookman hoped to extend the MEAC’s winning streak in its opening week showcase while Alcorn State hoped to end the SWAC’s five-year drought when the two teams met in Daytona, Florida on Sunday.
After multiple weather delays caused by lightening, the game was ultimately suspended and called off. Alcorn State led 13-7 with 7:14 left in the second quarter before play stalled, but neither team will pick up a win or a loss.
Another lightning strike…new start time is 4:31 ET pic.twitter.com/FUsBNtoWV2
— MEAC/SWAC Challenge (@MEAC_SWAC) September 4, 2016
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js “Due to weather conditions and concern for student-athlete and spectator safety, the MEAC/SWAC Challenge has been suspended,” ESPN Events announced via Twitter. “Both schools have agreed that the game will not be resumed.”