On premiere night of the MAC football season, Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, lost power, making Central Michigan and Ohio take early halftime on Wednesday night.
The game, broadcasting on ESPN, had 1 minute, 17 seconds left in the second quarter with Ohio confronting third-and-6 on Central Michigan’s 10-yard line when force was cut. Focal Michigan was leading 20-13 when the lights went out, causing an interruption in the transmission. Officials sent the two teams to their locker rooms, and power eventually was reestablished after roughly 20 minutes.
The power issues were believed to be broad across campus.
When play continued, Ohio got the ball back and the teams began with 1:17 staying in the second quarter, at that point moved legitimately to the second from last quarter. Central Michigan proceeded to win 30-27.