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Week six of college football is upon us, and a home game has had to be moved due to the flooding recovery from last weekend in South Carolina. We also look at two games that feature both teams being ranked in the AP Top 25. Of course, we can’t cover all the games in a post. So, we remind you that you can always check out the forecast for your area over at http://wx.aerisweather.com.
Maryland @ #1 Ohio State – Noon ET Saturday
Maryland is coming into Columbus, OH to take on the continued #1 team in the nation in Ohio State. It’ll feel like autumn during the game, with kickoff temperatures in the upper 50s and partly cloudy skies. Afternoon temperatures will reach into the low to mid 60s with a northeast wind between 5-10 mph.
#7 LSU at South Carolina – 3:30 PM ET Saturday
This will be potentially the most interesting game of the week in my opinion. Due to the ongoing flooding recovery in South Carolina from the historic rainfall last weekend, this game has been moved from Columbia, SC – the home of South Carolina – to Baton Rouge, LA – the home of LSU. Yesterday University of South Carolina president Harris Pastides said, “We made the extremely difficult decision to cancel classes for the week due to the stress 34,000 students would place on the region’s recovering infrastructure, there is no doubt 85,000 fans would exact the same toll. In the spirit of supporting our South Carolina community that is so supportive of Gamecock Nation, we have decided to move the game to Baton Rouge. The stress on law enforcement and first responders is too great. Moreover, we’ve had many in the Carolina family directly impacted by the flooding.”
Weather looks good to play the game at Death Valley, where kickoff temperatures will be in the mid 80s with partly cloudy skies.
#13 Northwestern at #18 Michigan – 3:30 PM ET Saturday
Who had Northwest undefeated through the first five games of the season? Anyone? Then again, I didn’t think Michigan would be ranked at all this season. Well, it’s homecoming weekend in Ann Arbor, MI and #18 Michigan hopes to give #13 Northwestern their first loss of the season. Good news is that the weather is looking nice for the game, with temperatures around 60 degrees and sunny skies for Saturday afternoon.
#23 California at #5 Utah – 10 PM ET Saturday
College Gameday is in Salt Lake City this weekend as #5 Utah takes on #23 California – both teams coming in undefeated. It’s homecoming weekend for the Utes, and they hope to continue their unbeaten streak. Weather is looking nice – with temperatures in the 50s and 60s for anyone heading out to College Gameday in the morning hours, and game time temperatures in the low to mid 70s under mainly clear skies at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
– Meteorologist D.J. Kayser