Boston College led 7-0 to stay within 5:08 minutes in the first quarter as the lighting loomed near the historic Cotton Bowl. A game delay became a cancellation almost an hour and a half later after more lightning and the threat of more severe weather threatened.
Players and fans who traveled to Texas from Texas in Idaho and Massachusetts were among the millions of Americans who were captured across large parts of the country during the Christmas season in dire winter weather.
"They're flying all the way down here and unfortunately the weather was not good enough," said Boise State resident Brett Rypien in a statement.
"It was not safe enough to play, I will have dinner with my family tonight and hopefully others."
Officials said the game was in the interests of player and fan safety.
A major winter storm has caused havoc in much of the central United States, to blizzards in the north and fierce storms and floods in the south.
More than eight million people were affected by the Upper Weather Warnings in the winter According to CNN meteorologist Haley Brink in the Midwest to New Mexico.
Heavy storms with the potential for wind and tornado damage will last all night and night ̵
If you drive through the Plains and the Midwest, you have to be extra careful, as the roads throughout the region will remain dangerous until Friday.
Kansas declared disaster disaster
A storm that falls on Wednesday in the region is expected to drop 8 to 12 inches of snow over the week 2 feet in some areas. Eastern Colorado, western Nebraska and the Dakotas are expected to be the hardest hit.
The storm could also bring blizzard conditions, making travel even more dangerous.
Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer has filed a disaster declaration on Wednesday before the storm which will hit western parts of the state. His office called on people to change or postpone travel plans.
"We hope that travelers are smart by paying attention to weather warnings and not putting themselves unnecessarily in the danger zone when the storm pervades," Colyer said in a statement.
There will be more than 18 million light storms in the south on Wednesday, with possibly strong winds, heavy hail and isolated tornadoes in the afternoons and evenings.
Texas is forecast to be blown away, and Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston and San Antonio, as well as Shreveport, Louisiana, near the Texas border, are all in the crosshairs of the storm.
In much of the South, there will be 2 to 4 inches of rain, possibly more in some areas, which could trigger the risk of Friday's flooding.
According to a report by the American Automobile Association this month, 112.5 million Americans are expected to travel on vacation – a record, an increase of 4.4% over the previous year.
Of these, approximately 102.1 million will be driving. Another 6.7 million will fly. The rest will take trains, buses or boats, says AAA.