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Who does bad weather favor?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by brutus2002, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. brutus2002

    brutus2002 Junior

    IMO it favors us because of our kickers!!! I have heard that there will be rain and 29 mph winds.
     
  2. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall... Staff Member

    Are you sure that those winds won't be 25 MPH? :biggrin: In all honesty I think that a rainy surface favors us due the McClendon's injury bug and NC States' ability to throw the ball. Bad weather usually favors the Big Ten.

    Go Bucks!
     
  3. WoodyWorshiper

    WoodyWorshiper THINK, Before You Speak Former College Pick'Em Champ

    My "old school" thought has always been and always will be that bad weather is "The Great Equalizer." We are a better football team than NCST, therefore, the bad weather favors them.
     
  4. brutus2002

    brutus2002 Junior

    Yes Woody but the have southern speed and it will slow them down:wink2:
     
  5. JXC

    JXC '01'02'04'05'06'07'08'09'10'12'13'14'15'16‘17’18

    McClendon's injury bug? Yeah right...he'll play the whole game and be almost 100%. I'll believe he's really hurt when I see it. I guess the weather all depends on how fast Ivan goes. I would think that bad weather would equalize things. But you know how Tressel does in close games...so maybe equalizing things isn't that bad of thing. I hope the weather is nice...I don't want to see any more injuries.
     
  6. Sdgobucks

    Sdgobucks Pig on a wing

    I have always thought the same thing. I hope that I am wrong
     
  7. BrutusBobcat

    BrutusBobcat Icon and Entertainer

    When our most effective weapon is Santonio Holmes, my take would be that bad weather does not favor us. Like everyone else, I hope that I'm wrong, or that Ivan takes a left turn and heads for Texas. :biggrin:
     
  8. many "experts" say the bad weather favors the receiver bc he knows where he is going, if you watch sunday play it surely is true, at the college level not as much
     
  9. coxew

    coxew Newbie

    I don't see how the weather could possibly favor us. Like XC, I wouldn't believe a thing coming out of Amato's mouth. TA will play and be much more healthy than they're letting on. He's a much better back than Ross, even when not 100%. If the passing game is taken away by rain/wind I hope Tressel gets Pittman AND Haw into the game. Running Lydell up the middle won't win us this ballgame.
     
  10. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    NCSU is roughly at the top of where the capital "S" in "Sunday" is.

    Still way to early to tell, but whoever posted about the thunderstorms and tornado's that hurricane's spin off is dead on the money. This game could very well get cancelled or have lightning delays at the very least. Hopefully it doesn't interfere.

    More important than football, pray for those people on the Gulf Coast. If Ivan doesn't let up, nothing can stand up to 160mph winds, a lot of people will die from a landfall like that. Ivan's already killed 70 some on its way through the Carrib. :(

    [​IMG]
     
  11. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    Right now, I'm just happy it isn't heading towards Central Florida. They can't take another direct hit. My brothers and their families have dealt with enough.

    I don't think the weather will benefit or hinder either team more than the other. They both have to play in it. We have more depth and that could be the deciding factor. Playing in that kind of driving rain is very tiring. We have the depthe to rotate players all day long. I don't think they do. And only at running back if anything.
     
  12. MegaWoody

    MegaWoody Newbie

    Agree, Jax. This is only a football game to those of us who don't live in Ivan's path. To those who do, it's a life-and-death circumstance.

    As to the game: I've seen great quarterbacks like Brett Favre and Terry Bradshaw have terrific games in the rain and wind. But I wouldn't count on Justin Zwick being able to handle it at this point in his career. If anyone saw him play in the rain in Orrville or Massilon, I'd love to know how he did. But in the first two games, in dry conditions, his ball has floated and he's thrown interceptions. So my guess is rain does not bode well for our passing game.

    If Zwick does struggle in the slop, I hope JT gives Troy Smith a serious shot. His ability to run out of the pocket, in improvised QB draws, could be a life-saver. It will be pretty tough for heavy NCSt d-linemen to contain him on a slippery field. If the receivers down field are covered, all Troy has to do is out-maneuver a few 300 lb. lineman. That could be fun to watch.

    The running game may be a different story from the passing attack. With Branden Joe coming back tOSU should be able to run strong up the middle, with minimal reliance on quick cuts in the mud. If I were JT, I think I'd use Ross and Pittman equally in the early going to see which one responds best to field conditions. Whoever can handle it should split carries with Joe for the rest of the game.

    This game scares me because it's yet another contest that opponents have targeted since Spring practice as season-makers. Cinci, Marshall and now these guys -- only this one's at their place. TOSU is 2-2 in its last 4 away games ...there's a big revenge factor ...and there could be hurricane conditions. Yikes!

    The two great things we have going for us, in or out of the rain, are JT and Nuuuuuge. I am confident that JT's been in enough of these nasty games to know best how to use his personnel to prevail. And I'm confident that Nuuuge has a strong enough leg to make field goals from reasonable distances in the wind and rain.
     
  13. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Scooter- I didn't want to say it beacuse I feel so bad for whoever does get this thing but your are dead on. We have done our part over here in mainland FL, we cannot take another hit escpecially with this being the worst of the 3.
     
  14. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    My older brother is in Port Orange and my younger brother is down the road from you in Palm Coast. And like you, they've had enough.

    I do pity the people who get this one. Its a doozy.
     
  15. Brutus1

    Brutus1 Don't be penurious, donate to the BP Spring Dr.

    They can run the ball, we can't
    They're the home team.
    We have 7 giveaways and 0 takeaways

    I'd say the rain would favor them.
     

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