There are only eight days left until The Game between Ohio State and Michigan, but with the current weather, it will be very difficult to play as they usually do.
Starting Friday, the weather forecast for Saturday November 26 calls for a combination of rain and snow in the morning with a 30% chance of rain throughout the day. Winds are likely to be quite strong, gusting to 10 to 15 miles per hour.
Last year’s edition of The Game was contested in considerably colder snow conditions but with less wind. It’s going to be warmer but barely warm enough to keep people from shivering.
For most fans, this could be ‘football weather’. However, if there is lightning in the forecast, things could get more complicated as teams automatically stop play and delay play if there is lightning in the area.
Nevertheless, fans are already declaring that this is enough time for football and dare one or the other team to worry about not playing under these conditions:
“If either team is worried about the weather, in my mind they’ve already lost,” one user replied.
“meh haha. it has to be worse. osu just put 50 in weather like this last weekend,” another wrote.
“I think the time of the match is also a factor. The rain is supposed to come back later in the afternoon as well,” a third pointed out.
The stakes in The Game are still high, but with both teams expected to be undefeated, this one will decide who goes to the Big Ten championship game and potentially the college football playoffs, and who gets sent to a lesser bowl game. .