K-State fans had a roller coaster of a game against Missouri on Saturday, September 10th, before the football game even began rain started pouring down on tailgaters and fans who were waiting to get into the stadium. One K-State student who went by the name "Bucket Head" because of his metal bucket that he was sporting and had made into a gameday hat, said "the game is probably going to be delayed, I don't mind rain. It's lightning that I have a problem with because ya know I have metal on my head so... bit of an issue." But the K-State fan with the metal bucket on his head wasn't the only one worrying about lightning or a game delay. With a line stretching the entire length of the east parking lot, football fans had to find ways to past the time and for some that meant practicing their K-S-U chant.
But for others by simply knowing that they had prepared themselves for the rain with the right equipment is what brought them ease. For some, that ease could not be found because of the threat of a lightning delay. Overall, the majority of fans appeared to not worry about that threat until it became imminent that there was noway past the storm that was moving in. Diane a long time K-State football fan said "I hope we get rain on our crops and no I don't think it will delay the game." Even some students chimed in, who thought that the rain was a good thing. "I love the rain, I don't know if it will be delayed or not. We haven't got any lightning yet so we'll see about that, I think it'll be alright." said Joey a student at K-State. Little did he know with a little over 8 minutes left in the second quarter the refs would meet on the field to call for a lightning delay to the game and ask fans to either return to their cars or move into Bramlage colosseum. Before all hope was lost though, after some fans had left and moved onto Aggieville already. The teams made their way back out onto the field and close to an hour after the delay started the Cats were back at it with a special teams surprise 75-yard touchdown return by Phillip Brooks to get that cats right back into it.
Regardless of rain, snow, thunder or lightning. The Wildcat fans continue to show resilience to support this football team & this Saturday that was on full display at Bill Snyder Family Stadium and Aggieville.
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