Ohio State is in Nebraska for what should be their first real road test of the season tonight. The No. 5 Buckeyes won't just be battling the Cornhuskers, however, they may have to contend with sub-optimal weather as well.
Expect the temperature to hover around the mid-60s throughout the game with a 30% chance of precipitation, and a 14mph wind out of the east for kickoff. The Beaufort Wind Scale classifies that kind of movement as a “moderate breeze” which moves “dust, leaves, and loose paper” along with small tree branches.
Moderate or not, it's the first real wind Ohio State will encounter this season. Toss in the rain, which has about a 50% chance of appearing as the game moves into the second half, and it's not exactly the weather high-scoring offenses love to encounter.
The good news? Both teams will face the same conditions.
If you're tailgating in Lincoln, the temperature will climb from 51º at 8 a.m. to the 64º we'll see for kickoff. The showers are expected to hold off until 4 p.m. CT, so you'll the scene should be clean.
Staying home to watch the game? Here's what you need to know:
KICKOFF: 7:37 p.m.
LINE: Ohio State -17