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New Mexico Lobos

5 UNM players kneel during national anthem vs. Air Force

Five New Mexico football players knelt as the Lobos band played "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the conclusion of the first half of Saturday's game against Air Force.

With lightning causing officials to keep the stadium closed until a half-hour before the game, most of the pre-game ceremonies were wiped out.

An hour-long lightning delay at the end of the first quarter led officials to limit halftime to five minutes, keeping both teams on the field.

At the final whistle of the first half, the band hustled behind the north end zone to play the national anthem while players from both teams formed ragged lines along the sidelines, facing the flag.