The University of Oklahoma issued a statement from Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione on the weather delay for the OU-Texas Tech game on Saturday in Norman.
“Today, weather with significant lightning was tracking towards Norman and did in fact arrive at the time the teams were scheduled to be on the field for warm-ups. This required us to delay the kickoff. Three lightning strikes occurred within a six-mile radius of the stadium at 1:45 p.m., with multiple strikes within a 10-mile radius. We were advised by our on-site meteorologists of an expected clearance at 2:15-2:30 p.m. In order to provide the teams with their normal 75-minute pre-game warm-up, kickoff was set at 3:45. We followed our procedures, which are in place for the safety of our players and fans.”