NC State knew it was hosting Notre Dame on Saturday, but Hurricane Matthew also decided to pay a visit to Carter Finley Stadium.

And conditions quickly deteriorated -- not that they ever were ideal in the first place.

Here's a sampling of the puddles, driving winds, torrential rain and overall slop:

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So, it's literally raining sideways in North Carolina...

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