Ohio State’s 7:30 top-15 matchup with Oklahoma will be pushed back a bit.
With about an hour before the game’s kickoff, there are some ominous looking clouds floating above Norman, Okla., and the game time has been officially pushed back to 9 p.m. ET.
GAME DELAYED: Based on weather projections, tonight's game against Ohio State is now projected to start at approximately 8 p.m. CT.
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) September 17, 2016
Here’s the look from Norman, and it doesn’t bode well for football anytime soon.
Storms looming over the Buckeyes and Sooners. pic.twitter.com/kOrTfJqzvg
— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) September 17, 2016
Furthermore, the Oklahoma City radar is showing lightning in the area, which would cause game officials to delay the contest until the storms pass.
— Mike Smith (@USWeatherExpert) September 17, 2016
Some reporters are saying they’re already seeing lighting around Norman, and that a call to leave the stadium has been issued for the fans.
Just saw my first lightening flash here in Norman. There's 90 minutes until kick. We could be here a while. pic.twitter.com/zrGhzMXx76
— Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) September 17, 2016
Fans have been told to vacate seating area of Memorial Stadium because of lightning in area. Student body early arrivers haven't moved.
— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) September 17, 2016
A delay would be nothing new for the Buckeyes, who had their game against Tulsa last week delayed 30 minutes due to lightning and storms around Columbus, Ohio.