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Kansas State, Texas likely to play football in heavy rain Saturday

K-State running back Charles Jones breaks into the open for a long run Saturday against Texas. (October 25, 2014)
K-State running back Charles Jones breaks into the open for a long run Saturday against Texas. (October 25, 2014) The Wichita Eagle

Kansas State football players need to prepare for soggy conditions against Texas.

ansas State football players need to prepare for soggy conditions against Texas.

If the field at Texas Memorial Stadium is dry at 11 a.m. on Saturday when the Wildcats arrive to face the Longhorns, then every weather forecast in the country is wrong.

Predictions call for as much as 15 inches of rain to fall throughout Texas this weekend as Hurricane Patricia makes landfall in Mexico and pushes moisture north. A flash-flood warning has already been issued for Austin on Saturday. Anywhere from four to eight inches is expected in Austin.

According to accuweather.com, there is an 80 percent chance of rain from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday in Austin, which means fans might want to get their hands on a poncho. There is no lightning in the forecast, but delays could still occur.

The threat of rain will also impact Iowa State’s game at Baylor in Waco. The Bears have already canceled all outdoor homecoming events for the weekend. No parade or fireworks.

The Longhorn Network also decided to move its pregame show indoors to avoid the weather.

The Wildcats and Longhorns won’t be so lucky. They will likely play in rain.

Reach Kellis Robinett at krobinett@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @kellisrobinett.

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