Mother Nature accomplished something that Florida Atlantic could not: She stopped Alabama.
The No. 2 Crimson Tide was rolling over FAU on Saturday in Tuscaloosa when the game was halted with 7:53 remaining in the fourth quarter due to lightning in the area. With Alabama leading 41-0 and having already racked up a staggering 620 total yards of offense at the time of the stoppage, both schools agreed to end the game early.
By mutual agreement of the athletics directors, today's UA-FAU game has officially ended at 7:53 in the 4th quarter @AlabamaFTBL wins 41-0
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) September 6, 2014
Due to the severe weather in the area, the game has been called. Alabama defeats #FAU 41-0
— FAU Football (@FAU_football) September 6, 2014
The unlikely events kept coming after the game was called.
"It's the first time I've ever had a game called off and it's the first time I ever beat the media to the press conference," Alabama coach Nick Saban joked to reporters after his team's win, via The Associated Press.