Lightning delays game one hour
With 3 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter the game had to be halted due to a lightning strike in the area (within 6 miles). This marked the first time in the 80 year history of Michigan Stadium that a game was delayed due to inclement weather. The delay lasted for an hour and caused the game (which kicked off at 12:10 p.m.) to last until 4:07 p.m. Not factoring in the weather delay, the game was played in a lightning fast (pardon the pun, I could not help myself) time of 2 hours and 57 minutes thanks to the new clock rules which keeps things moving. Go Blue!
*Note: Photo by John Greilick/The Detroit News