Views From Tampa During BYU/USF Weather Delay

Sep 3, 2022, 3:53 PM | Updated: 4:23 pm
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BYU fans wait in the rain during a weather delay before BYU's season opener against USF, Saturday, September 3 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. (Robert W. Grover, For The Deseret News)
(Robert W. Grover, For The Deseret News)

TAMPA, FL – The weather delay for the BYU/USF game has exceeded an hour.

Moments before the stoppage went into effect, BYU players and coaches were in the tunnel getting ready to take the field to begin the 2022 season. But unfortunately, the weather in the Tampa area had other plans.

When the weather delay went into effect, everyone at Raymond James Stadium was asked to take cover while the lightning strikes happened. During the lightning strike, the rain then started to come down.

BYU and USF gathered fans in the concourses. However, most BYU fans were under the east concourse behind BYU’s bench.

From what BYU fans told me, the Coke Zero was beginning to run low on that east concourse. After a long wait for football season, the patience was growing restless.

BYU/USF weather delay at Raymond James Stadium

Here are scenes from inside Raymond James Stadium during the BYU/USF weather delay to give you a better idea of the views.

Whenever BYU/USF returns to action, the game will be on ESPNU. In addition, the radio call of the game will air on KSL NewsRadio (102.7 FM, 1160 AM, and the KSL NewsRadio app).

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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