LSU football: Weather report for the Tigers vs. Southern

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November 27, 2021 feels like a century ago. Last year’s win over Texas A&M was the more recent action that Tiger Stadium has seen. While that is an impression that will live on in fans’ minds until the two schools meet again at the end of this season, it’s time to make new memories. LSU football returns to Death Valley for a game on Saturday for the first time in 10 months.

The Tigers will host their nearby Baton Rouge neighbor, Southern, in a sold out game that’s sure to be one of the biggest parties of the year. The two schools will be meeting for the first time, and even though the score likely won’t be close, it’s a monumental moment for the state of Louisiana. Here is the complete weather report for Saturday’s LSU vs. Southern game.

LSU football: Weather report for the Tigers’ home game vs. Southern

Of course, the chance of rain in Death Valley is never. Everyone attending the game will want to get a glimpse at an actual weather report though. It’s an all-Baton Rouge affair from the banks of the Mississippi, the fans packing Tiger Stadium are no strangers to the oddities of Louisiana weather in the fall. It’s never just a normal day in East Baton Rouge Parish.

The temperatures throughout the day will be relatively moderate for this time of the year with a high of 87 degrees and a low of 71 degrees. This is due to the presence of clouds throughout the day in the Louisiana capital. There is a 40% chance of rain (as of Thursday afternoon) with many of those scattered storms taking place in the morning/early afternoon.

Most of these showers will have subsided by kickoff, but there is still a 20% chance of rain on Saturday evening. The humidity will rise as the day goes on, peaking at 93% before the sun finds its home in the western sky. The winds will be anywhere from three to five miles per hour to the northeast, which means LSU’s kicking game shouldn’t have any issues getting some much-needed reps in this weekend.

The threat of rain plays into the hands of Southern, although not enough to believe the visitors pose any real threat to the Tigers. The Jaguars rushed for 397 yards and seven touchdowns as a team last week against Florida Memorial.

Meanwhile, Mike Denbrock’s offense struggled to get anything going against Florida State, especially on the ground. The Tigers tallied 139 yards in total, 114 of those came from quarterback Jayden Daniels. The LSU running backs carried the ball 13 times for 39 yards.

The weather won’t be anything that the Tigers aren’t used to in the fall. Nevertheless, Denbrock should use this as an opportunity to give his running backs a heavy workload. Some confidence in the backfield for LSU—especially before John Emery Jr. returns to the field—would go a long way for the future success of the team.

For those looking to seek shelter from any potential storms prior to kickoff, remember that the PMAC will open up five hours before the scheduled kickoff time for fans to rest in.

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