Mike Black looks over a flooded Jones AT&T Stadium on Friday where local fire fighters were pumping water from the field in preparation for Saturday's game against SMU. (Photo by Geoffrey McAllister/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)
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Relentless rains turned Texas Tech's field of dreams into a quagmire of water overnight Thursday, but city and university leaders said today's game will go on.
City firefighters sucked approximately 300,000 gallons of water from the Jones AT&T Stadium into the city's drainage system, as Tech employees scrambled to repair a flooded drainage system that usually keeps the playing surface dry.
They were Friday's winners - allowing tonight's game with Southern Methodist University at 6 p.m. to proceed as planned, officials said. (Continue reading the related article: Game on! Firefighters help drain gallons of water at Jones field)