For a quick moment, Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium didn’t look ready for gameday.
Iowa City received 2.34 inches of rain Tuesday evening according to Accuweather. The result was this:
Fortunately for the Hawkeyes, the field was constructed in preparation for heavy rains and was quickly cleared up. A release from the program said that continued evaluation will occur Wednesday, but the field was already drained.
Thunderstorms are possible for Iowa’s season opener against Northern Illinois on Saturday, but rain totals aren’t expected to reach over an inch.
If the Hawkeyes beat the Huskies, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz will become the winningest coach in program history, surpassing Hayden Fry.