So year in and year out we all complain that Big 10 bowl games are in the balmy home region of the southern schools giving them home field advantage. We always bitch, rightfully so, for a game up North so these teams can play in real football weather.
Well, mother nature gave us some insight this year into how those southern schools would do in real football weather--- home field advantage or not.
Wisconsin beat Miami, in Orlando, when it was 30 degrees: Miami came out after pre-game warm-ups with long sleeve shirts and some Hurricances were wearing masks. Miami fans were miserable wrapped in blankets wearing ski masks... Wisconsin fans were having a blast. I believe that Miami was very effected by the weather in that game.
Iowa over GT in Miami, 47 degrees. That is November weather in every Big 10 stadium.
Penn St over LSU in Orlando... it wasn't below freezing on 1/1/10, but, it was way below average
Mother Nature is a Big 10 fan!