Here we go, it’s October, the baseball post season is mere moments away, and the Terps are favored. Live is good in College Park. But is any of it going to last? This is a key game for Maryland, the momentum they gained by sticking with WVU has had two weeks to subside, however, on the other hand, the Terps are facing a reeling Wake squad with two weeks of prep under their belt.
And with just a few exceptions, are pretty healthy. Wake on the otherhand will be without the services of Michael Campanaro, who has been a spark plug for the Demon Deacons. This definitely plays towards the Terps advantage. Of course Maryland will still have to move the ball up and down the field, so the offense will need to show some improvement, but the D, that should be ready to go.
But the good news is, we are going to be seeing, a game with some importance in College Park with beatiful fall weather. Heck it may not even be considered fall like. Historically speaking, the average high for October 6th in College Park is 70 F. The historical low is 49. The records for this day is a whopping 95 F set back in 1941, and a near frost like 33 F set back in 1965.
The forecast comes no where near those marks, but does trend a little towards the above average. The actual forecast for Saturday is Partly Cloudy with a high of 79 F and a low of 52 F. Should be dry, but I can’t promise it won’t be breezy. The forecast wind is for about 7 mph, but I have learned to add 10 mph’s to any wind forecast made for Lot 1 in College Park. So overall look for a high near 80, and somewhat chilly start to the tailgating (remember 9:30 people!). You may want to have a hoodie or jacket until the sun establishes itself, but you probably won’t have it for long.
The sunrise will be at 7:08 am, which some of us may be able to enjoy from our beds since we got the generous (if not head scratching) 3:30 start. The sunset won’t quite come into play for the end of the game, but we will definitely see some lights on as the golden globe in the sky will be heading off to bed at 6:41 pm, roughly 10 minutes after about when the game should be ending.
As the sun sets, and the Terps celebrate their first ACC win, and reaching the halfway point to bowl eligibility (I really do feel we are going to win this one), it will feel fall like indeed. Sure the trees will still be green for the most part, but there will be a nip to the air that has been missing these last few days. It will be one of those moments that makes people fall in love with college football.
The weather will be doing it’s part, it will just be up to the Terps to provide the win. The College Football God’s are waiting, and so am I!