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Game between No. 15 Texas, BYU starts after delay

Saturday - 9/7/2013, 9:00pm  ET

LaVell Edwards Stadium is shown empty following a strong storm before the start of an NCAA college football game between Texas and Brigham Young, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Provo, Utah. The start of the game between No. 15 Texas and BYU will be delayed by severe weather. Game officials announced about 30 minutes before the scheduled kickoff at 5 p.m. MT that the game would be temporarily suspended. No new time for kickoff was announced. BYU players attempted to take the field for special teams work, but quickly retreated back into the locker room. The rain came down so fast that a giant puddle formed in the corner of the north end zone. Later, lightning flashes began appearing near the stadium along with claps of thunder. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

PROVO, Utah (AP) -- The game between No. 15 Texas and BYU began after a nearly two-hour lightning delay on Saturday night.

A steady rain fell as the Longhorns and Cougars came out of the locker room to warm up for a game that was scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. MT. By kickoff, the sky remained overcast, but the rain stopped.

About an hour before the contest was supposed to start, a storm rolled through the area, complete with a whipping wind and pounding rain. Later, lightning flashes began appearing near the stadium along with claps of thunder. Fans were told to leave their seats in the stadium.

Last week, BYU had its season opener in Virginia delayed for more than two hours by weather.


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