College Football Weather Report Week 5: Will Wind, Rain From Hurricane Ian Impact Saturday’s Games?
Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images. Pictured: Wind and rain from Hurricane Ian hit the Sanford riverwalk
College football weather for Week 5 has already been a very popular topic among fans and sports bettors, as Hurricane Ian has forced adjustments to the schedules of several games.
With Hurricane Ian, now a tropical depression, moving its way up the East Coast, it’ll bring rainy and windy weather along with it — but what does this mean for college football bettors?
Interestingly enough, it’s not the weather from Hurricane Ian that should worry bettors, as the Midwest is actually where the most notable conditions will be on Saturday afternoon, which I explain in more detail below.
College Football Weather Report for Week 5
*Weather data as of Saturday morning
College Football Weather Report: Rain
Here’s a look at Saturday’s FBS games that have at least a 50% chance of seeing rain:
- Georgia State vs. Army (12 p.m. ET): 60% chance of rain
- Ohio vs. Kent State (3:30 p.m. ET): 54%
- Fresno State vs. Connecticut (3:30 p.m. ET): 61%
- Bowling Green vs. Akron (3:30 p.m. ET): 55%
- Rutgers vs. Ohio State (3:30 p.m. ET): 54%
- Georgia Tech vs. Pittsburgh (8 p.m. ET): 72%
College Football Weather Report: Wind
Here’s a look at the windiest games on Saturday’s college football Week 5 schedule:
- Northern Illinois vs. Ball State (2 p.m. ET): 17 mph
- Massachusetts vs. Eastern Michigan (2 p.m. ET): 14 mph
- Ohio State vs. Rutgers (3:30 p.m. ET): 14 mph
- Central Michigan vs. Toledo (3:30 p.m. ET): 15 mph
When it comes to windy weather, the conditions for Saturday’s college football Week 5 slate are surprisingly calm considering what the forecasts looked like earlier in the week, with just four matchups currently expecting average winds of at least 14 mph or stronger.