The team’s season-opener against Akron on Sept. 1, 2018 was postponed due to thunderstorms. Following the opening kickoff of the game, officials spotted lightning in the area and players were sent back to their locker rooms. Many fans, including the student section, stayed around to wait out the delay in hopes of the continuation of the game. After two hours in a weather delay, fans were asked to leave the stadium and enter the concourse or select buildings near the stadium. The game was finally cancelled after the delay of about three hours.