Epic flooding in Houston “almost certain” to force LSU-BYU game to different location

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The location of LSU’s season-opening football game against BYU is in serious doubt.

Dangerous flooding in Houston is “almost certain” to force the Tigers-Cougars game Saturday night from NRG Stadium, LSU AD Joe Alleva told media relations assistant Bill Franques. A decision on that has not been made but Alleva indicates several alternate venues have been contacted.

School officials, those from the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff and ESPN remain in contact about a potential relocation. However, Alleva stressed that the game is not an LSU home game and therefore the school does not control decisions on when and where it will eventually be played.

All options are “on the table,” aside from playing the game Sunday, a source told The Advocate. Officials are weighing “several options,” including playing the game at LSU’s Tiger Stadium. BYU does not allow its athletic teams to play Sundays, according university policy in accordance with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans hosts the Saints’ final preseason game against the Ravens on Thursday night but the facility is an option to host LSU-BYU on Saturday, if needed.

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