Kickoff for the Southern football game against Texas Southern in BBVA Compass Stadium has been moved up to noon Saturday because of heavy rain forecast for the Houston area.

The game was scheduled to start at 2 p.m., but heavy rain and potential flooding due in part to the effects of Hurricane Patricia convinced TSU officials to start the game earlier.

The Jaguars, 3-3 and 3-1 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, arrived in Houston late Friday afternoon. The Tigers, who are celebrating homecoming, are 3-3 and 2-3.