Game-Time Forecast: 89 and Sunny

Submitted by BursleyHall82 on September 21st, 2017 at 12:36 PM
Gonna be scorching hot everywhere on Saturday, including in West Lafayette. Kind of glad I'm going to be watching this his in my air-conditioned man cave. Two questions: 1. Does this benefit us, because we presumably have more depth and more guys from Florida? 2. Can you ever remember a game where it was this hot?



September 21st, 2017 at 1:00 PM ^

I have learned to never complain about the weather being too warm lest the gods of winter send us several months of cold misery.


September 21st, 2017 at 12:51 PM ^

In high school we played in 90+ heat. I remember during half time I was dripping purple sweat from my knee braces that stained the floor. It was just like those Gatorade commercials


September 21st, 2017 at 12:53 PM ^

The Thunderstorm game against WMU in 2011 had temps in the 90s before the storms lowered temps. They were carrying people out who collapsed from heat stroke.

House Mother

September 21st, 2017 at 2:14 PM ^

My phone showed 98 in the stadium and I heard somewhere that the effective temp on the field was 130.  Have no idea if that is true, but even if it wasn't I can attest that the game was a scorcher. Absolutely miserable in the beating sun...followed by beating rain. Left after about an hour or so of sitting in the car waiting for it to stop.

160 IQ

September 21st, 2017 at 1:03 PM ^

You know you've been out west too long when 89 is scorching.  Was 112 many times here this summer.  That is miserable.  89 is great weather.  Remember this day when it's pissing cold rain in November.


September 21st, 2017 at 1:01 PM ^

It's already pretty impressively hot for late September here in Belleville. I walked outside for a little screen break and the walk itself was brutal. 

Let it be known that August arrived on September 21st, which here is taken as a reminder of how behind some things are at the moment. 


September 21st, 2017 at 1:18 PM ^

The sun will be low in the sky for most of the game and the seating in Purdue's stadium (if you can call it's more like a field with some oversized high school bleachers surrounding it) is at a low angle relative to the ground. This is a game where end of field could actually matter. 

rob f

September 21st, 2017 at 1:38 PM ^

upon arrival Saturday morning will be to find a tailgating spot with some shade trees. I'm already good on my seats, in the shadow of the press box all game long.

Blue Mike

September 21st, 2017 at 1:55 PM ^

Well, at least we'll be wearing the road whites (right?! Please say yes) and they'll be in home black jerseys.  Not a huge advantage, but I always remember hating wearing dark jerseys on hot sunny days.

Gunga Galunga

September 21st, 2017 at 1:59 PM ^

I remember dozens of games when the temp is hotter than that. Not sure if you have that bad of a memory.

Oh wait, I see where you were going with that...oh no global warming is going to ruin our game!! Something must be done!


September 21st, 2017 at 3:54 PM ^

when it was wicked hot, 90+, and no wind on the field.  that'll take it out of you.

and its hot up here this week.  my sons are going to swelter in their games as well.