Bachmeier, a junior from California, used the delay to briefly join one of his classes on Zoom. A picture of him in the virtual classroom went viral before Boise State and UCF began to play. Ray Fang, an assistant professor in the department of management, was hosting the class, the Idaho Statesman reported.
“Rain delay. Thought I’d join to say hello,” Bachmeier said in the chat.
The game between the two teams was set to kickoff at 7 p.m. ET but was pushed back nearly three hours due to lightning in the area.
The picture of Bachmeier in the Zoom went viral on social media. He finished the game 25-for-39 with 263 passing yards, two passing touchdowns and an interception.
The real story of the game was the Knights’ comeback victory.
Boise State led the game 24-14 at the half, but UCF stormed back in the second half, scoring 16 unanswered points and eventually winning the game 36-31.
Boise State quarterback Hank Bachmeier looks for a receiver as he scrambles during the first half of the team’s NCAA college football game against Central Florida on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (AP Photo/John Raoux)
“They’re a bunch of winners — they refuse to let us lose,” Central Florida coach Gus Malzahn said after the game.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.