The First Responder Bowl was canceled on Wednesday after 9 minutes and 52 seconds and a weather delay of approximately one hour and 20 minutes. The dish announced on their Twitter account that a no-contest would be ruled out:
The game was officially ruled out as a no-contest.
– First Responder Bowl (@FRBowl) December 26, 2018  Let's go over a few questions.
What happened in the game?
In the first quarter, it was still 17:08, when the teams were late at about 14.00 clock. ET. Boston College had a 7-0 lead and had just shot the ball into Boise State, which was to take over its own 14-yard line.
Why did you have to delay it?
A lightning strike within eight miles of the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, the venue, caused a 30-minute delay in the bowl. This delay lengthened with each successive lightning strike, and the teams and bowl reps finally decided not to play.
The delay does not depend on bowl play. This 30-minute eight-mile policy belongs to the NCAA.
Whose decision was to name the game?
We do not know yet. There is a large chance based on how these things usually work in college football, that different parties point fingers at each other.
ESPN owns the game, in which both teams have to agree. It could have been one of them, and it is possible that nobody wants to own the call in public.
SB Nation has asked this question the media contact of the Bowl game.
What happens to the records and statistics of the teams?
It's as if nothing had happened.
Boise State ends the year 10-3, and Boston College ends 7-5, earning its overall victory in four of its other five seasons under head coach Steve Addazio.
The statistics of the game are not counted. This means that the A.J. Boston College Dillon gets no credit for the single point of the game.
When was the last time a Bowl game canceled?
The standard bowls of FBS bowls are not clear when the last one was.
The NCAA cites the 2000 BCA Classic, a season-opener game that the NCAA mentions in its record book, as canceled due to weather conditions. It notes that the Hawaii Rainbows of 1941 was canceled due to the attack on Pearl Harbor a game of the postseason. The 2013 C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl was canceled because of the weather, but that's not a FBS bowl.
It is not mentioned that some of FBS's postseason games are canceled. This does not mean that it never happened, but this incident in the neighborhood of "never happened before".
We will look for other examples and add them when we hear about them.
Will Boston College and Boise State (or their conferences in more detail) receive the full payoffs they were promised when the teams accepted the offers?
I think so. It seems impossible that Boise and Boston College would agree to a cancellation if the payouts did not continue. The game contract is likely to protect them.
Does SERVPRO, the title sponsor of the game, who has probably paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to put his name on the bowl, get something back?
That seems less clear. But the company is doing great anyway and gets a lot of free advertising by canceling it. The funniest thing is that this is the slogan of SERVPRO:
As if it had never happened before.
I do not feel like it. That's her thing.
What happens to people who bet on the game?
We have dealt with this before, and the simplest answer is that it depends on the rules of the house. Welcome to a market that is still largely unregulated.
How about people who bought tickets?
Tickets are not refundable, said the dish's spokesman.
If someone bought tickets on the secondary market, it depends. Those who scalped on the street are out of luck. When they have bought from StubHub, the site says they will reimburse ticket buyers whose events are canceled. But what if an event is played and then no contest takes place?
Do BC and Boise claim this game as a cup appearance in the sense of Schlieren and the like?
There are really no rules here, which the teams themselves do. Boise State's now appeared at 17 bowls in a row. Hopefully, the NCAA would never try to shorten it, even though they miss the active and all records of all time.
Are these teams and all the people who have been preparing for the dish all week long, their Christmas days back?
(This one is rhetorical and it's not necessarily someone's fault.)
Was this player really good at Boise State?