The Ohio State football team takes on Purdue this weekend in West Lafayette. It will be the first time the Buckeyes have visited them since that terrible night in 2018. We don’t need to revisit that, but that’s what Ohio State is trying to get out of their minds.
Ryan Day was on the field as offensive coordinator for that game. He’s seen firsthand what a trip to Purdue can do. That’s especially true if the weather is bad. On that night, it was cold and windy so that made passing the ball a bit harder. Yet, Dwayne Haskins set an Ohio State passing record in that losing effort.
Ohio State football fans are hoping the weather is going to be a bit better this weekend for the game. Well, I have bad news for those fans. It’s not. In fact, the weather is going to be worse than it was back in 2018. Fans who are going to the game better bundle up and bring rain gear.
According to the weather channel, it’s going to be another chilly game. It’s going to be about 55 degrees when the teams kick-off. It will only get to about 60 degrees by the time the game ends. Normally, that’s perfect football weather. The problem is the wind.
It will be 8-16 mph sustained throughout the game. Gusts could be as high as 24 mph. That makes it a lot harder to throw the ball and make field goals. What’s worse is that there is also a 20% chance of rain for the game right now. If it rains while it’s blowing hard, that’s a big mess.
That means that the Buckeyes will have to have an effective run game. That’s one of the big keys for them in this one. The weather is certainly in Purdue’s favor since Ohio State has struggled to run the ball and has proven that it can only pass the ball effectively.
Hopefully, the forecast improves a bit between now and Saturday afternoon.