Snow postponement puts Akron-Buffalo game in question

Field Level Media

November 19, 2022 at 4:11 pm.

Officials with the Mid-American Conference will decide in the coming week whether the football game between Buffalo and Akron will be rescheduled.

The game had been scheduled for Saturday but was postponed to the forecast of major snowfall in western New York. As of early Saturday, 66 inches of snow had piled up in Orchard Park, the home of the Buffalo Bills, since Thursday.

When the game was postponed initially, there were hopes it might be played on Sunday.

“Despite the best efforts of all involved, it is not feasible to play the football game between Akron and Buffalo on Sunday,” MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said Saturday. “The game has been postponed indefinitely. The safety of the student-athletes and fans is paramount. We want to be respectful of the efforts of the emergency service personnel in the Buffalo area who are working to assist those in need.”

With league play winding down, the conference will use its tiebreaker policy that addresses an uneven number of games played, if necessary, to determine which teams will advance to the MAC championship.

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