AUBAN — Auburn Football and Mercer entered a severe weather delay for the Tigers’ 2022 season opener on Saturday.
The game, which started at 6:00 p.m. (ESPN+), was interrupted by lightning in the third quarter with Auburn leading 35-7.
Fans were asked to evacuate and evacuate Jordan Hare Stadium. Matches are scheduled to resume by 10pm. Buildings around the stadium have been left open as shelters in case of lightning strikes, and re-entry will be permitted once games resume.
If lightning is detected within 8 miles of the stadium, the game will be suspended. By rule, if there are no lightning strikes within 8 miles, play can only resume after 30 minutes have passed.
Auburn is the over 30-point favorite against FCS Mercer (1-0), who beat Morehead State 63-13 last week. The Tigers, led by Bryan Hershin, are looking for their first win since beating Ole his mistake in the top 10 on October 30, 2021. Then the year ended with his five-game skid, giving Auburn his first losing season since 2012.
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