HOUSTON — No. 6 Houston’s game against Lamar on Saturday has resumed after a delay of more than 3½ hours because of lightning.

The game was suspended at 11:36 a.m. with 3:13 remaining in the first quarter and Houston leading 7-0. Multiple lightning strikes continued to push back the resumption.

Players returned to the field at 2:50 p.m. and play resumed at 3:12 after a warmup period.

When the teams left the field the stadium’s video board displayed a warning that advised fans to move to the concourse. It wasn’t raining at the beginning of the delay, and fans remained in their seats despite the warning. It was a festive atmosphere, with many fans chanting and dancing, and at one point doing the wave.

But it began to rain at about 1:30 p.m. and chased all but a few fans out of their seats.

When the game resumed, the once mostly-full stands were dotted with many empty seats.