UNC vs. South Carolina Opener Delayed Due to Nearby Lightning Strikes

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistAugust 30, 2013

Aug 29, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks running back Mike Davis (28) rushes for a 75 yard touchdown against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the third quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
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Nearby lightning strikes sent players from sixth-ranked South Carolina and North Carolina scrambling into the locker room midway through the fourth quarter on Thursday night, as officials cleared the field for a mandated weather delay.

The Gamecocks were leading 27-10 when the teams left the field with 8:20 remaining in the final period, as lightning struck eight miles away from Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia: