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Hurricane Matthew Kills 3, Can't Stop Football Game

NC State hosts Notre Dame in 'torrential downpour'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2016 3:00 PM CDT
NC State Hosts Football Game in a Hurricane
North Carolina State's Jerod Fernandez (4), B.J. Hill (98) and Jarius Morehead (31) tackle Notre Dame running back Josh Adams (33) during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016.   (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

(Newser) – Hurricane Matthew killed at least three people when it hit North Carolina on Saturday, the Weather Channel reports. And according to the Chicago Tribune, multiple flood warnings were issued for Raleigh, which was expecting 7 inches of rain. But that didn't stop NC State from hosting its scheduled football game against Notre Dame at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh amid 20mph winds and an "endless torrential downpour," USA Today reports. The game was a "slopfest" played on a "100-yard slip and slide." Offense was basically an impossibility. At halftime, when the game was delayed due to lightning, NC State held a 3-0 lead, and its lone field goal was "celebrated like a game winner." "This is not so much a football game as a spectacle, a curiosity," the Tribune sums up. See video examples of the slopfest here and here. (Read more Hurricane Matthew stories.)

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