Down 10-0 at the half with 5 INTs. Can Hoke get the band back together in time to beat the Irish for the fourth year in a row?
Have at it guys! Some of the games include:
Wisconsin vs UTEP
TCU vs Virginia
Ohio vs UAB
Maryland vs WVU
Low pressure system over Lake Michigan and it's accompanying cold front is draped across Ilinois and Missouri this morning. As we go throughout the day, it pushes through South Bend, causing scattered showers and storms-nothing severe, but the stronger storms may produce small hail. The highest probability of storms is along and North of Hwy. 30 (which runs about 25 miles south of the stadium). The chance of storms goes down a bit as we get later into the night, but don't rule them out. Today will be much cooler than yesterday also-highs only reaching into the mid 50s-breezy during the afternoon, and pretty cloudy. Wind goes down for the game, as temps drop down into the 40s.
If you're in South Bend...
Cooler today than yesterday (Friday highs were in the upper 60s), hitting a high of 57 degrees this afternoon. Fog burns off by mid-morning but it's staying pretty cloudy throughout the day, with scattered showers and possible thunderstorms moving through. Little breezy too-winds are out of the WNW in the mid-teens with gusts up in the mid 20s (small trees sway, garbage cans tip over). We'll get rid of the gusts around 5pm.
By 7:30, the winds will have gone down to 10mph (leaves move about), remaining out of the WNW. We've cooled down also, but not by a whole lot-we'll be at 52 for the start of the game. Still pretty overcast, and passing showers and storms are possible.
Mostly cloudy skies with the slight chance of passing showers and storms still hanging on. Temps lingering right at 50 degrees, with WNW winds at a steady 7mph (you'll feel the breeze on your skin, hear the leaves rustle).
Into the upper 40s for the game's end, dropping into the mid 40s by closing time, and hitting a low of 43 by 7am. The small chance of a passing shower continues throughout the overnight hours, and rain chances continue into Sunday-but we'll see a little more sun and get back up into the mid 50s. Winds remain at 7mph out of the WNW, picking up shortly after sunrise Sunday to the mid-teens by afternoon.
If you're in Ann Arbor...
Reaching the low 60s this afternoon, with westerly winds at 15mph, gusts up around 20mph. Mostly cloudy and showers and storms moving through during the day, with small hail (around 1/2" diameter) and gusts to 30mph with the stronger storms (storms themselves will move west to east at about 30mph). By the time the game's over, we're looking at partly cloudy skies and just a slight chance of rain, light winds out of the WNW, at 46 degrees. Dropping to 43 degrees for closing time if you're out celebrating that win!
Christina Burkhart is a meteorologist for NBC/ABC in Traverse City, MI, and temporarily for NBC25 in Flint/Saginaw, MI. She grew up in Ann Arbor and associates Saturdays with Michigan football. Go Blue!!
Over at Tremendous, I wrote up an article detailing why I think Devin Funchess is going to have a coming out party tonight
When Michigan’s hungry: Funchess munches. I’m not sure my creativity there even makes sense, but Funchess should be a prime target in this game. Play action pop pass behind OLB playing run first and trying to hold edge? Check. SS attempting to come down and getting beat on the skinny post or drive route (like a drag/post, about 10 yards deep, attacking the far corner)? Check. A stab (essentially a hitch toward the center of the field) and/or drag route (probably more drag due to Denard’s lack of height and trouble throwing over the middle) behind the fast attack of ND’s MLBs? Check. 10 yard out routes with WRs driving the man covering CBs and the OLBs trying to set the edge? Check. Wheel route on the OLB trying to stay on the out route? Check (Watch the FB here).
For ND, I think Wood is an early round RB. He's got a good mix of speed, elusiveness, and power to break arm tackles. With ND's offense typically being pass first, he has the ability to gash teams with a draw or a counter. I really like Wood (like Magnus really likes Cox (NTTAWWT)) and think he's going to have a big game for the other guys.
So what say you mgodenizens, which players do you see having big games tonight? Denard, the other Devin aka DG, Kovacs, Fitz? Te'o, Golson, Eifert, Nix III?