Gamecocks, weather do in Tar Heels
Aug. 30, 2013 @ 06:55 AM
COLUMBIA, S.C. —
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s wicked first quarter and a fierce fourth-quarter thunderstorm made for a miserable night for North Carolina Thursday.
The No. 6 Gamecocks scored on their third play from scrimmage and tallied 17 first-quarter points in a 27-10 win over the Tar Heels in the season-opening college football game for both schools at Williams-Brice Stadium.
With 8:20 remaining to be played, the game was delayed for 1 hour, 44 minutes with a thunderstorm packing heavy lightning, swirling winds and heavy rain blew in. Fans, players and game-support personnel cleared the stadium.
With the storm over, play resumed with few fans
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remaining from the 81,572 in the stands. ESPN broadcast the post-storm portion of the game around the country. Afterward, the telecast moved to ESPNews with ESPN only televising in the Carolinas.
The Tar Heels (0-1) play their home opener against Middle Tennessee State at Kenan Stadium on Sept. 7. Gamecocks, weather do in Tar Heels