College football outlook: Cold, blustery conditions to chill fans across Big 10, ACC games

By Katy Galimberti, AccuWeather staff writer
November 09, 2018, 2:35:25 AM EST

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With the regular college football season coming to an end soon, each game means more as teams fight for postseason berths.

This week, take a look at some of the top matchups that could have a weather impact.

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Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson celebrates his one-yard touchdown run in the first half of an NCAA college football game against the Penn State in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)


TCU at West Virginia - 12 p.m. EDT

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Unseasonably cold air will take over Morgantown as TCU visits the Mountaineers.

Tailgaters should expect temperatures in the low 30s during the morning with a high climbing to only 35 F at kickoff.

Gusty winds will pull the AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature into the 20s for most of the game. Sustained winds will hit between 10 and 20 mph with some stronger gusts up to 25 mph at times.

There will be a crosswind that could impact the kicking game.

Fans should bundle up before heading into Milan Puskar Stadium. Snow showers cannot be ruled out in the morning with some flurries lingering into the game. However, no accumulation is expected.

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No. 10 Ohio State at No. 18 Michigan State - 12 p.m. EDT

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It will be a cold, blustery day in East Lansing as the Spartans host the Buckeyes in a Big 10 showdown.

Snow showers could linger into Saturday morning as fans set up their tailgates and head to the stadium. The morning temperature will be in the 20s, with gusty winds making it feel more like the teens.

Fans should also fully secure tents, tables and other tailgating gear.

Conditions will still be frigid into the game with RealFeel® Temperatures in the upper teens and low 20s.

Moderately strong winds will lead to the chilly conditions with strong gusts up to 30 mph at times.

No. 4 Michigan at Rutgers - 3:30 p.m. EDT

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Rutgers will try for a massive upset of the Wolverines this week as Michigan travels to Piscataway.

It will be a cold and windy day with temperatures starting in the lower to middle 40s for morning tailgating. Fans should make sure all tents and tables are completely secured with gusty winds at 10-25 mph throughout the day.

At kickoff, the high will reach 45 F and fall closer to the 40-degree mark by the end of the game.

Fans should dress in warm layers.

No. 2 Clemson at No. 17 Boston College - 8 p.m. EDT

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College GameDay will set up at Boston College this week for the ACC primtetime matchup.

A storm late in the week will leave lingering winds behind but give way to mostly sunny skies for Saturday morning and afternoon.

Those making their way to GameDay will experience temperatures in the mid-40s to low 50s amid gusty winds. Tailgaters will see a high near 50 F for most of the afternoon.

Into the evening, fans should head into the stadium with layers as temperatures will fall to the middle to upper 30s for most of the game. Winds will subside slightly, but gusts up to 30 mph at times are still possible in the first half.

Sustained gusts around 10-20 mph will act as a crosswind and could be an issue for the kicking game at either end zone.

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