Saturday’s College Football Weather Forecast: Heavy Winds Moving Iowa vs. Iowa State Odds, 8 Other Week 2 Games

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  • Saturday's College Football Week 2 weather forecast includes strong winds for nine of today's matchups.
  • Windy college football weather can make it difficult for quarterbacks to complete on deep, downfield throws, resulting in lower-scoring games.
  • Below we detail Saturday's full college football Week 2 weather forecast, including the games bettors need to know.

All bettors — whether new or very experienced — understand the importance of weather when it comes to handicapping college football.

Think about it — the effect of weather can be massive on outdoor games, allowing savvy bettors to get ahead of line moves and potentially lock in significant line value.

And potentially even more important is that weather is easy to understand.

For example, strong winds can hinder a quarterback’s accuracy and make it much more difficult to complete passes, especially deep, downfield throws that catalyze explosive scoring.

In addition, wind can make it tough for kickers to put points on the board via longer field-goal attempts, once again keeping scoring at bay.

This theory is the crux of The Action Network’s Windy Unders PRO Betting System, which has produced a record of 577-444-34 since 2005, resulting in a gaudy 57% win rate, especially considering the massive sample size.

At the time of writing nine of Saturday’s college football Week 2 games fit this system’s criteria.

Below we detail all nine games to ensure we can lock in these unders now before more bettors become aware and likely drive these totals down even further between now and kickoff.

College Football Week 2 Weather Forecasts

*Odds and weather forecasts as of Saturday morning

Tulsa vs. Oklahoma State

12 p.m. ET | FS1

  • Wind speeds: 20 mph
  • Opening over/under: 51.5
  • Current over/under: 51