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Cyclones Fans Storm Field During Weather Delay

Jason Scott

Saturday’s edition of the battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy between Iowa State and Iowa was heavily battered by rain, and during prolonged weather delays some fans in the stands had a storm of their own.

As Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa, was buffeted by heavy rains, two weather delays totaling nearly three hours made fans restless. As the Des Moines Register reports, fans rushed the field during the game’s second quarter.

“Officers who had taken cover from the weather came back on the field to help lead (students) back into their seats,” Lt. Dan Walter of the Ames Police Department told the Register. “It appeared the students took our guidance.”

The Register reports that no arrests were made in the wake of the incident.

NCAA rules dictate that play be suspended for 30 minutes when lightning is detected within an eight mile radius of the stadium. 

The soaked Cyclone fans who remained, likely on a high from Iowa State hosting ESPN’s popular "College GameDay" television show for the first time, saw their team’s upset bid fall short, as Iowa won the game 18-17.

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