09/06/2014 05:41 pm ET Updated Sep 06, 2014

Only Mother Nature Could Stop Alabama Against Florida Atlantic

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.

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.