WARRENSBURG, Mo. —
UCO went 75 yards in 12 plays to take a 10-3 lead on Birmingham’s four-yard touchdown run. Sharp tossed a 24-yard pass on a double reverse to spark the march, with Christian Bobo running for 19 yards on three consecutive carries to get the Bronchos to the four.
Birmingham ended it on the next play, smashing up the middle behind center Nick Garitano for the score with 3:47 left in the opening quarter.
A 32-yard kickoff return and 28-yard run quickly moved UCM to a first down at the UCO 30 before end Ashton Dandy and defensive back Dante’ Lipscomb made back-to-back stops to force the Mules into a 49-yard field goal that made it 10-6.
Lightning returned as the teams lined up for the ensuing kickoff to delay play for 58 minutes and the Bronchos ran three plays to end the first quarter before lightning again forced game officials to clear the field.
Finally, after another delay of more than an hour, the decision was made to postpone the game.