Virginia Tech-Old Dominion game delayed after Hokies coaches get stuck in elevator

College football is just getting started with its 2022 season, but it’s also, somehow, in peak form in Week 1, which opened Thursday with all kinds of wacky madness, including the now-infamous “puke six.”

While Friday’s schedule of games weren’t exactly the most intriguing, there was still plenty of chaos. Enter the Virginia Tech-Old Dominion game in Norfolk, Virginia.

The Monarchs entered halftime with a 10-7 lead over the Hokies. But in a hilarious turn of events, the start of the second half was delayed because, according to ESPNU’s broadcast, some Virginia Tech assistant coaches got stuck in the elevator on their way back up to the press box.

Per ESPNU’s broadcast of the game:

“We’re holding the game, I’ve just been told – this is real – because some of the opposing coaches are stuck in the elevator. So the coaches that would have to get up here to the press box to watch the game at the press level, which some coaches like to do, are apparently stuck in the elevator.”

Yikes, not ideal. The delay lasted for more than 15 minutes, according to The Athletic.

The game eventually resumed with the assistant coaches presumably no longer stuck in the elevator. The Hokies went on to lose to the Monarchs, 20-17. 

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