Sept. 4, 2007
NCAA Announces Football Game Decision
The following is an NCAA news release sent by Ty Halpin, Associate Director for Playing Rules Administration.
INDIANAPOLIS-The result of the football contest played August 23 between Arkansas Tech and Northwest Missouri State, which was limited to less than a quarter due to severe lightning and storms, was decided on a conference call on Friday, August 31 between the NCAA and the institutions. It was agreed on this call, which was coordinated by the NCAA, that the game was terminated and, therefore, neither school will be credited with a win or a loss. Play was terminated with two minutes and 30 seconds remaining in the first quarter, with Northwest Missouri State leading the game by a 21-0 score.
NCAA statistics policies for football require at least three quarters of competition for inclusion, which was part of the rationale in making the decision. Input from both institutions and conferences, as well as the NCAA Football Rules Committee and NCAA Division II Football Committee were considered during the conference call.
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