It may be fall, but old man winter sure is showing up in pockets of the country. One of those places happens to be where Michigan will be playing their season opener.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport received 7.9 inches of snow on Tuesday, which broke a previous daily record of three inches set back on Oct. 20, 1916.
Michigan will take on the Golden Gophers on Saturday night, and more snow may be falling then. At time of publishing, according to AccuWeather there’s a 54% chance of precipitation on Saturday night at TCF Bank Stadium. If there is to be snow falling down during the game, it won’t be a massive amount, but any type of precipitation can make things more challenging for players.
Even if it doesn’t snow, the temperature will be around 29 degrees with a real feel of 24. It’s going to be a cold one. It’ll be interesting to see how the weather impacts both teams, and who decides to go with more of a ground and pound approach than an aerial assault. While Michigan has weapons in the receiving game, their depth at running back is deep and the gameplan could wind up being a run-heavy one if that’s what the weather dictates. Or perhaps quarterback Joe Milton can throw one hell of a ball in less than ideal weather and Michigan decides to let it rip.
We’ll keep you updated on the weather forecast, but don’t be surprised if you see snow flurries at some point when the Wolverines take on the Golden Gophers.