EAST LANSING, Mich. — After a weather delay of more than three hours, the football game between Penn State and Michigan State was scheduled to resume at 4:38 p.m.
The game was suspended at 1:14 because of lightning in the area, with the Nittany Lions holding a 14-7 lead with 7 minutes, 58 seconds left in the first half. The Spartans were in possession of the football with a third-and-four from the Penn State 37.
Fans were ordered to leave the stadium until the lightning passed. A steady rain fell right after the teams exited the field.
Penn State scored both its touchdowns in the first quarter on a pair of touchdown passes by Trace McSorley, who threw a 31-yard strike to DaeSean Hamilton and a 27-yard pass to Saeed Blacknall. Both Hamilton and Blacknall made excellent runs after the catch to reach the end zone.
Michigan State answered the Nittany Lions' first touchdown with a 7-yard scoring pass from Brian Lewerke to Darrell Stewart.