College Football Week 2 Weather: Record Heat Possible in UTEP-UNLV Game

Sep 06, 2018 1:28 PM EDT
  • With an average temperature of 106 degrees, the UTEP-UNLV game is tied for the hottest game ever in our database.
  • However, hot temperatures are far less widespread than they were last week, as less than 10 games will have average temperatures of 85 degrees or higher.
  • The wind socks will be tot at many a stadium throughout the country, as 19 games are projected to have average winds of at least 10 MPH.

The forecast calls for cooler conditions than in Week 1, as fewer than 10 games are projected to have temperatures of 85 or higher … unless you’re in Las Vegas, where humans may start melting right there at the game. That would be unfortunate.

 

Wind

This season’s wind has been a disappointment, as each of the six games with 10+ mph winds went over the closing total. Be better, wind. Don’t let me down again.

There are plenty of games to choose from, with a handful sporting extra windy conditions. Alas, the battle of Illinois and a couple others remain off the board because they’re garbage games, but luckily most of the windy over/unders can still be bet on.


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Heat

I don’t believe football was intended to be played in triple-digit temperatures, but what do I know?

Holy f-bomb. Has a game ever been canceled due to heat? At 106 degrees on average, this game is tied for the hottest game on record. Kickoff temps will be pushing 110, but it will get down to a “comfortable” 101 by game’s end.

There have been five games with an average temperature of 100+ in our database, with this being the second at UNLV. Overs have hit in four of the five games, with the one exception coming in the record 106-degree heat last year in the Cal Poly-San Jose State game.

These players are going to need a lot of water …

 

Credit:

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports. UNLV Rebels wide receiver Kendal Keys (84) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half against the Southern California Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

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