LSU officials have confirmed that the No. 3 Tigers will play their opener against North Texas in Tiger Stadium on Saturday night, marking a victory of sorts for the Baton Rouge area after it was struck by tropical weather from Isaac.

BATON ROUGE — LSU officials have confirmed that the No. 3 Tigers will play their opener against North Texas in Tiger Stadium on Saturday night, marking a victory of sorts for the Baton Rouge area after it was struck by tropical weather from Isaac.

University officials say Thursday afternoon's final determination was made after checking the stadium and consulting with area authorities to ensure the community could handle the anticipated crowd of more than 90,000.

The Tigers also have returned to practice Thursday after taking shelter from the storm a day earlier.

Isaac, which was a hurricane for part of Wednesday before being downgraded to a tropical storm, caused widespread tree and power line damage around the state capital.

LSU's campus has power and classes are expected to resume on Friday.