In my continuing effort to reduce Brian's analysis to (moving) pictures and (few) small words, I present the 2013 debut of Moving Picture Pages.
Score predictions were already posted; let’s have some fun with individual results. To start:
* Derrick Green breaks free for a 50+ yard run
* Jehu Chesson has over 70 yards receiving
What are yours?
Who's ready for a game without any chances of rain? High pressure is making it's way from Illinois into the Ohio Valley today. This will result in a chilly morning, some sunshine, and a bit of a shift in the light winds we'll have throughout the day. Our next system will approach for Sunday, causing cloud cover to gradually increase-but if you're staying out late, Saturday night will be much more mild. You may need a long-sleeve shirt early on, but not by the time you're leaving the game!
Well hello fall! It's feeling a lot more like football weather! Foggy conditions this morning - if you're headed out-n-about real early to pick up some... doughnuts? ;) you may need to take it a little slower and keep the low beams on! Some areas are down to half a mile in visibility. By mid-morning the fog will burn off. The other thing you'll notice stepping outside? Brrr! Grab the jacket because low temps this morning are in the 30s! Sunrise is about a quarter after 7, and by the time we hit 8am we'll get to 40 degrees. Wind will be out of the NW at about 5mph (leaves may rustle). Just a few clouds to start the Saturday, and the sunshine lets us warm up quickly - up into the 50s throughout the last half of the morning!
Couldn't really ask for a nicer fall start to a game! 60 degrees with lots of sunny skies at noon. Winds will be extremely light and we'll just barely start to see them shift. Winds are out of the WNW at 2-3mph (you'll just barely feel a breeze at all), and will continue to shift westerly for the first half.
Still nice and comfy for the half! Just a few clouds roll by and we've jumped up to 64 degrees. Winds have continued to shift as high pressure passes to the south of us. They will be out of the WSW, but still very light at 3-5mph.
Hitting the day's high of 66 degrees around the time you're walking out of the stadium. Although we'll have some thin clouds in the area, still under lots of blue skies and plenty of pleasant weather for strolling around town for the rest of the afternoon. Winds remain very light, around 5mph, but will shift more and more southerly. By the time we hit dinner, they'll be out of the south - and remain that way overnight, bringing us much warmer air than what we saw this morning. Low 60s for dinner, then falling into the mid 50s by 10pm, and about 50 for when you're walking home at close. Cloud cover has continued to slowly increase during the evening, giving us partly cloudy skies at night. Go Blue!
Christina Burkhart is a meteorologist for NBC/ABC in Traverse City, MI. She grew up in Ann Arbor and associates Saturdays with Michigan football. Go Blue!!
Well, unless I am missing something, ESPN has your only college football tonight, and it is in the form of Air Force at Boise State.
Courtesy of TeamRankings:
|Air Force||Boise State|
|Rush Play %||72.06%||47.73%|
|Pass Play %||27.94%||52.27%|
|3D Conv %||13.33%||42.11%|
|RZ Scoring %||100.00%||66.67%|
|Air Force||Boise State|
|Opp Completion %||80.00%||74.19%|
|Opp 3D Conv %||73.33%||73.33%|
|Opp RZ Scoring %||100.00%||83.33%|
Michigan's Russell Bellomy determined to put injury, last play behind him - Angelique DetNews article
Despite playing at home I really can't see A&M winning this game. I think Johnny snuck up on Bama last year, and in fact he did most of his damage in the 1st quarter, with Bama giving up very few opportunities the second half. Additionaly, A&M lost Luke Joeckel at LT. I, like most human beings, am not a Nick Saban fan, but he is a damn good defensive coach, and if there is one person that can gameplan and defeat Manziel with scheme (plus Bama's talent) it is him. I see that Vegas has Alabama as 8 pt favorites on the road, and I think that's conservative. 31-14 Alabama.