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Lightning halts play with No. 10 Alabama trailing South Florida 3-0 in second quarter

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lightning caused play in the game between No. 10 Alabama and South Florida Saturday to be delayed for 55-minutes in the first half.

Officials cleared the field with 12:44 remaining in the first half with USF leading a 3-0 on a field goal set up by an Alabama fumble.

The first quarter was played under mostly sunny skies with the temperature in the low 90s. A rain storm began as the opening period ended and intensified when play resumed.

By the time teams were allowed to return to the field to begin a warmup period, the storm had moved through the area.

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