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Western Michigan vs Akron: Rained Out

Lightning and flooding causes Homecoming headache.

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Due to heavy rain and lightning in the immediate vicinity, the game between the Western Michigan Broncos (4-2, 2-0 MAC) and the Akron Zips (3-3, 2-0 MAC) will be rescheduled. The game has been rescheduled for 1pm EST on Sunday, Oct 15.

The contest was originally scheduled for 3:30 pm EST kickoff. Lightning in the vicinity pushed the kickoff forward 30 minutes ahead with each strike. Kickoff time had been pushed to about 5:00 pm EST before the decision to reschedule until Sunday. Aside from the danger of lightning, there were also safety concerns for the players as the field began to flood.

Western Michigan was scheduled to host Akron for the Bronco’s Homecoming football game. It is likely that the winner of the contest will become the front-runner in the very competitive Mid-American Conference.