LSU football is preparing for its biggest game of the season right now. The No. 25 Tigers are getting ready to host No. 8 Tennessee in one of the most highly anticipated matchups on the schedule. A Top 25 clash between two of the Southeastern Conference’s rotational opponents is a special thing. If this game is anything like when Georgia came to town a couple of seasons ago, the Tiger Stadium crowd is going to be up for the challenge.
Unfortunately, the Volunteers—who are making their first trip to Baton Rouge since 2010—won’t get the full Death Valley experience. Instead of playing under the stars, CBS has decided this game will be played at 11 a.m. CT to make sure fans are watching Georgia vs. Auburn and Alabama vs. Texas A&M. While disappointing, there is simply nothing the Bayou Bengals can do about it at this point. As a result, though, the weather report becomes a lot more important.
LSU football: Weather report for the Tigers’ game vs Tennessee
Saturday is set to be a beautiful day in Baton Rouge—and not only because beer goes on sale at 9 a.m. in Death Valley. There is an obvious concern whenever LSU kicks off during the day that the heat will become a huge factor, but it’s going to be mild compared to what it usually is around this time of the year.
Temperatures will be moderate with a high of 86 and a low of 58 on Saturday. Fans attending the highly anticipated matchup are going to see temperatures hovering around the former. Luckily, the humidity will be a tolerable 47% during the day’s peak.
There is a hope that clouds will provide some much-needed relief from the sun throughout the afternoon. The forecast currently calls for partly cloudy skies over the Louisiana capital on Saturday, but anyone who lives in the South knows that’s seldom the case. The combination of the hot sun, a lack of shade around the stadium and the maximum capacity will combine to make it feel a lot hotter than it actually is outside.
Still, it’s nothing compared to some kickoffs in late August or September. Fall is officially upon us now. It’s just a shame this game couldn’t have kicked off at 6:30 or 7:00 p.m. CT.
Winds will be a moderate 10-to-15 degrees to the northeast. This shouldn’t be significant enough to impact any of the play on the field. If they do pick up though and somehow reach field level, they will benefit the home team. Tennessee‘s aerial attack is one of the most lethal in the country. If Hendon Hooker’s ability to throw the ball is hindered in the slightest, LSU can consider it a huge victory given the ferocity of its defense.
The Tigers and Volunteers will be kicking off on a beautiful early-Autumn day in Louisiana. While conditions aren’t exactly ideal for fans in attendance, it could be a lot worse all things considered. Hopefully, LSU can repay its fans’ loyalty with another daytime victory at Tiger Stadium.