The impact of Hurricane Harvey is beginning to impact college football.
The vast flooding in the area has created uncertainty for the two local college teams and the LSU-BYU neutral site game set to take place Saturday at NRG Stadium.
Rice -- in the air traveling back from Sydney, Australia Sunday night -- has yet to make a decision when it will return to Houston. Owls AD Joe Karlgaard told CBS Sports the team will connect in Los Angeles at approximately 9 a.m. ET Monday before making a decision on how to proceed.
Karlgaard said the team may stay in Los Angeles or "try to get back to a drier part of Texas" until it's safe to travel to Houston. The Owls don't play again until Sept. 9 at Texas-El Paso.
Meanwhile, the University of Houston will stay in Austin, Texas at least through Tuesday in preparations for Saturday's season opener at Texas-San Antonio.
The team relocated to Austin last week as Harvey moved in. Several members of Houston's team are impacted personally because their families are dealing with the flood back home.
As of now, both local schools don't have much choice. Both major airports -- George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby -- remain closed because of the flooding.
Earlier on Sunday, LSU AD Joe Alleva said it was "almost certain" the Tigers game against BYU would not be played in Houston Saturday night. The New Orleans Superdome remains an option for the game, .
The irony is obvious. The Superdome was a center for Hurricane Katrina refugees in 2006.
LSU and BYU do not have a common bye week to make up the game later in the season.