After a weather delay of more than one hour, Purdue and Minnesota were preparing for the resumption of Saturday's football game.

The game is now set to begin at 7:50 p.m. Eastern.

The decision came after football fans scrambled across the field and out of Ross-Ade Stadium   when a strong storm moved into the Ross-Ade Stadium area early in the fourth quarter.

Heavy rain and lighting stoipped the game with 9:58 to play _ just moments after Boilermakers kicker J.D. Dellinger made a 19-yard field goal to give  Purdue a 16-14 lead. It was Purdue's first lead since early in the first quarter.

Within minutes, the cloud cover turned a sky that had been sunny most of the afternoon into near darkness. Puddles formed around the field and a second storm later doused the empty stadium a second time.

While players and coaches were sent in first,  many fans got drenched as they rushed down the stadium steps, across the grassy surface and even onto the actual playing field to exit the stadium and find shelter.

It's the first time since 2007 against Eastern Illinois that a Purdue home game has been delayed by weather.