UPDATE: Looks like the game will be starting again very soon.
UPDATE: The teams will be coming out of the locker rooms at 3:10 PM ET for an estimated 3:20 start time. pic.twitter.com/4eei3kO9bb— Syracuse Football (@CuseFootball) October 6, 2018
Like everything that’s happened since the late first quarter today, the weather delay’s timing was just a little off.
The Syracuse Orange and Pittsburgh Panthers’ game at Heinz Field is currently in a weather delay for at least an hour given the thunder and lightning storms in the area. There will be more news about exact timing in the next 15-20 minutes, potentially.
Syracuse trailed 20-17 at halftime, then Pitt’s Kenny Pickett hit Rafael Araujo-Lopez for a 68-yard touchdown to lead off the third quarter, making it 27-17. Just after that, the weather delay rolled in. Poorly timed to say the least. Could’ve really used that before the awful touchdown allowed (in part by terrible tackling angles from the Orange).
For as much as the weather delay is frustrating, it can potentially allow the Orange to hit reset as the game was about to go off the rails — or at least appeared to be. With momentum clearly in Pitt’s favor, an extended rest could mean some real adjustments and rest for Syracuse’s defense, plus a better diagnosis of what’s been going wrong for SU quarterback Eric Dungey.
We’ll update as we know when things could resume again. In the meantime, watch something other than the ACC Network’s terrible studio show.