Submitted by JohnnyBlue on October 7th, 2017 at 3:37 AM

So MSU is apparently pulling some kind of dark magic...just saw this on Google Weather...Seems rather convenient. Apparently a decent amount of wind as well.  wounder how brian feels about the all pass game plan now



October 7th, 2017 at 4:29 AM ^

Still has the deathstorm arriving at the 10 o'clock hour.

The only thing I'm going to worry about is remembering my rain jacket. I'll trust that the team will have this game on lockdown by then.


October 7th, 2017 at 10:16 AM ^

Exactly. If we lose 10-9 in a sludgefart type of game, in theory it's our fault for not being able to capitalize on the first half when the weather is somewhat cooperative.

We can actually use the weather pattern to our advantage. If we're up 10 or 14 by the time the death storm rolls in, there isn't any way Sparty will be able to make up the difference.

Only way we lose this is if we aren't ahead by halftime AND we lose the rock fight in the 2nd half.

One Armed Bandit

October 7th, 2017 at 5:03 AM ^

At least in the first half. If the heavy stuff doesn't start until around 10, Harbaugh might want to to score as fast and as often as possible if he believes the second half will be a weather-related slog. Running into a eight-man box ain't going to cut it, so we may have to go to the air early to get a cushion that can't be overcome on a sloppy field.

EZ Bud

October 7th, 2017 at 5:15 AM ^

Hijacking the thread as this isn't worthy of a new post... any ideas where one might be able to catch the game in Prague? Will resort to streaming if worst comes to worst

M and M Boys

October 7th, 2017 at 5:56 AM ^

Who are you to determine that this thread--that affects millions watching and in attendance--does
not need both current and new information???????
Gear planning for The Game is historically crucial for kids of all ages.
Go crash the all-night drinking thread and tell them to shut it down.
They will tell you where to go--AND what to do about watching the game in Prague.
GO BLUE!!!!!!!!!!!


October 7th, 2017 at 6:28 AM ^

A slight chance of showers before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 2am, then a chance of showers. Low around 58. Breezy, with a south wind 17 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. 
Latest radar image from the Detroit, MI radar and current weather warnings


October 7th, 2017 at 8:46 AM ^

2.5 hrs into a night game that starts at 7:30?  Will be just starting the 2nd half - plenty of time left to continue building on the first half lead.  We all know this game needs to end somewhere around 57-3...


October 7th, 2017 at 7:31 AM ^

Has it occurred to anyone that the weather might *@%# up MSU's passing game, too? Apparently not, based on what I've seen here and in other threads .....


October 7th, 2017 at 8:07 AM ^

We are all paranoid from watching them pull out wins and near-wins against Ohio State in bad weather when they otherwise would have gotten killed.

On a dry, calm field we will beat them.  On a rainy, windy field we are giving them a chance . . . 

Who needs that?



October 7th, 2017 at 8:07 AM ^

That is a good point, but I think a lot of people think that Gary, Hurst, Winovich, and Bush will mess up MSU's passing game enough as is...and that we have the advantage, but the weather is more likely to equalize the teams ala MSU @ OSU 2015 with nobody moving the ball well.  If we can't pass well in a monsoon (not saying that will happen), MSU can stack the box and the outcome becomes more precarious.


October 7th, 2017 at 12:49 PM ^

MSU isn't a very good offensive team in general.  They've scored 18 and 17 points the last two weeks, in good weather.  They aren't going to win a shootout.  What they can win is an ugly sludgefest, and bad weather could contribute to that.


October 7th, 2017 at 8:09 AM ^

You are probably the same person that’s always complaining when we go on the road at night and lose. It’s obviously an advantage but why would we want to have the advantage for a change? What a tool.


October 7th, 2017 at 8:26 AM ^

If it does, then it also means the first half should be relatively dry. I hope we take advantage, are successful at passing the ball, and by the time the real rain comes it's out of Spartys reach.


October 7th, 2017 at 11:03 AM ^

Michigan State is a first half team and is getting slaughtered in the second half (in the 4th quarter they have twice as many points score against them than they’ve scored), and we are definitely a second half team. Either the rain needs to hold off entirely or we need to come out stronger than we have. I’m voting for both.


October 7th, 2017 at 8:52 AM ^

Why does it always seem that forces align for MSU for this game?  On a dry track, UM will wipe the field with these smoke&mirrors pretenders.  On a wet, windy field, with the pass games shut down by weather, everything is evened out.  

Nonetheless, I'll trust Don Brown's defense to do a better job stopping MSU, than MSU's defense will do stopping UM.


October 7th, 2017 at 10:02 AM ^

Looking at the various weather reports out there, it seems like the rain might hold off until late in the game.

Yes it make it a slugfest once the rain starts, but in theory we have the first half or so to open up a couple of score lead.

If we are slogging it out 9-6 in the 4th quarter, it won't be directly weather related. It'll be because our offense couldn't get traction in the first half when the weather was OK.