Rain and thunderstorms plagued much of the Midwest on Saturday, affecting many of the college football games in the region.
However, by Saturday night, those storms had reached Knoxville, where Tennessee was attempting to host LSU at Neyland Stadium.
Prior to the game even starting, the Vols’ goalposts had been bent by the rain. Then, during the game, the rain and wind became so much that the power went out at the stadium, as you can see in the photos below:
It is absolutely pouring here in Knoxville. pic.twitter.com/XlWDOj1hRt
— Troy Provost-Heron (@Troy_Provost) November 19, 2017
Photo doesn't do it justice but half the lights are out at Neyland, wind, rain, limited vision. My goodness pic.twitter.com/bYmzH1ZYIP
— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) November 19, 2017
It's pouring in Neyland! pic.twitter.com/MUjRXzw5aO
— Andrew Sliger (@andrew_sliger) November 19, 2017
oh my god lmao pic.twitter.com/QWveG9Jabo
— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) November 19, 2017
Even coach Ed Orgeron of LSU weighed in, saying “it’s like playing football when you were a kid in the backyard,” in the video below:
Geaux Tigers pic.twitter.com/dqFPfxQHBr
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) November 19, 2017
It’s certainly football weather in Knoxville, but the rain might pass before the game is over if the Vanderbilt-Mizzou game in Nashville is any indication.
For now, though, the Tigers and Vols will have to deal with some intense conditions as they battle for a win in the SEC East-West crossover game.