One of these teams is 3-0 and in the middle of a very successful season. Can you guess which one that is? Here’s a hint, they didn’t lose to Temple.
Now I’m not saying the Terps are going to have their hands full (as I do the nervous loosening my collar gesture), but don’t think for one second this game isn’t important. Say we do lose, well the upper deck of Byrd Stadium will make a nice oyster reef in the lower Chesapeake. It would be catastrophic and there would be no need for that many seats again.
But sticking closer to what I think will happen, this is our last chance to work out the kinks prior to ACC play. I don’t know if playing Towson can prepare you for the Georgia Tech offense (ok I probably do know!), but we can at least hope a well drawn out game plan, executed to near perfection, could be the boost of confidience this team desperately needs.
What I think we can agree on is that the attendance for this game is going to be lagging. As cool of a home schedule we have this year, even the most die-hard Terps fans are going to think twice about attending this one. Weekends at home in the fall are hard to come by and many fans aren’t going to give one up for Towson.
But for those loyal soliders who are going to be heading out to Byrd, and God Bless You, it’s time to look at the weather forecast.
Saturday is the first day of October (that’s right, September is gone) and the weather is becoming more fall like every day. Traditionally the high for this day is 72 F and the low is 52 F. The record high is 93 F set in 1986 and the record low is 36 F which was set back in 1973. Still not cold enough to dream of a possible snow game, though the way conference alignment is shaking up, our day is going to come eventually.
This Saturday isn’t going to be the prettiest of days. Look for lots of clouds, but I think the rain will hold off. The professional meteorologist are calling for a high around 56 F with a low of 50-45 F. So you may want to wear a sweatshirt. There is also a chance of some wind. Nothing out of the ordinary, but it could be on the gusty side which will make flip cup, Jenga, and other tailgating games a little more difficult.
I for one am going to make the call for a high of 58 F and a low of 48 F with an occasional glimpse of the sun. There have been better mid fall Saturdays, but there have also been worse.
As for the sun, well I can’t speak for you, but it is now officially dark when I leave my house for work. The sun will rise on Saturday at 7:03 am and set at 6:50 pm. We are pretty much to the point of the year where a 3:30 kick off is dangerously close to a night game.
The moon will be a waxing crescent with 25% illumination and will rise around noon (12:04 to be exact). It will hang around for almost 10 hours before it ducks back behind the horizon at 9:49 pm. Again, I don’t know how much of it you will see, but trust me it’s there.
So there you have it. Bring a sweatshirt and if you aren’t the risk taking type bring a poncho. Enjoy the game, and let’s all hope that the Terps can even up their record prior to their trip down to Atlanta. Because if we aren’t, well the weather will be the least of our problems.