It’s finally here! That’s right….The Don Brown Bowl…no wait. I mean the Randy Edsall Bowl. Or if you follow Edsalls thoughts, we can just call it week three. I like the idea of calling it week three, but to be honest, this is the Edsall Bowl. There is more riding on this than Coach likes to admit.
Regardless of the title, this is a pretty big game. Who else had Maryland half way to Bowl eligibility by the evening of September 15th? 3-0 would be huge, and maybe turn some of the naysayers into believers. Granted we aren’t going to compete for the Division, but I can’t begin to express how crucial 6 wins would be to this program. I think we are turning the corner with recruiting, and if we can pull in a solid class coming off 2 wins, imagine what a Bowl appearance would do.
But alas, we are 2-0 and as of right now, two wins are the only thing promised to us at this point in the season, but still. There is a lot more to this game than Randy Bowl.
Anyway, this Saturday gives us our first 12:30 start of the year. Boooooooo! Whoever picked this time, I hope you have to get up at 5:00 am on a Saturday like I now have to. Shame on you. Regardless of the crappy time though, I will be in Lot 1 by 6:30 am. You know, because I have 46 weekends of the year to NOT tailgate.
So what are we looking at for the weather this Saturday? Well the one good piece of news about the date is we are starting to transition out of summer. The average high on September 15th is 82 F and the average low is 59 F. A little warm, but not scorching. The record for the day is only a high of 92 F which was set in 1970, and a record low of 42 F set in 1964.
Our forecast is actually calling for it to be cooler than normal, but not by much. The forecast high is 79 F with a low of 54 F. There should be quite a few clouds out, but the sun will be making its presence known as well. The forecast also gives us a 10% chance of rain, so that is something to keep an eye on. Personally though, I’d be more concerned with bringing sunscreen than an umbrella.
The sunrise, which is important on a day like this, is for 6:49 am. So if you see the sunrise from any other location than your tailgating spot….your late! The sun set is for 7:15 pm which is really sneaking up on us quickly. I often forget the longest day of the year is back in June.
So that is where we sit for this Saturday. High just shy of 80 with clouds and a slim chance of rain. Hopefully the Terps can take care of business on the field and if they do, we could still technically be bowl eligible up until November 10th. That’s something I could live with.
See you Saturday!