NC State heads to Notre Dame to take on a Top-10 opponent. Wake Forest plays a meaningless game against Louisville. Duke heads north to Blacksburg to throw the football when they shouldn’t and ECU is off. Oh, UNC plays, too. Here’s your Tailgate Weather Forecast 10/28/17.
Miami @ UNC, 12:00PM
Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC
Look, we know you’re tired. Everyone’s tired. It’s late October. The days are getting longer and the nights (allegedly) colder. What you can look forward to is a glorious tailgate on Saturday, even if it is a little chilly to start with temperatures in the upper 40s. They’ll climb to the mid 60s by kickoff to near 70 during the game. There’s an outside chance of rainfall, but that should hold off until later in the evening. Besides, you guys will be gone by halftime if you bother showing up at all. 99% chance gameday traffic in Chapel Hill is the best it’s been in years.
Louisville @ Wake Forest, 12:20PM
BB&T Field, Winston Salem, NC
Not many people thought these teams would be here…both with three losses and sitting in the bottom half of the ACC Atlantic, but them’s the breaks. Neither team is particularly good and fitting, neither team will play in particularly good weather. Temperatures in the upper 40s to lower 50s through the tailgate will climb to the lower 60s at kickoff. Clouds will increase through the morning with rainfall chances increasing through the game. 30% chance of rainfall and 87% chance no one cares about the game outside of how Lamar Jackson makes Wake look silly.
NC State @ Notre Dame, 3:30PM
Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, IN
Bundle up as you head northward, as a cold front will have moved through the region as two red-hot teams take the field. Temperatures for the tailgate will be in the upper 30s and will climb into the lower 40s and stay there through the game. Couple that with breezy winds and it could be downright painful. Plus, plenty of cloud cover won’t allow the sun to warm you up. Rain not a major concern at this time. 20% chance of rain and 69% chance NC State’s win streak against the Irish comes to an end.
Duke @ Virginia Tech, 7:20PM
Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA
Of all the games this weekend, the forecast for this one is the most dicey. Temperatures will hover in the mid to upper 50s through the tailgate and kickoff before falling into the upper 40s during the game. This will coincide with a gradually increasing rainfall. Less of an impact is expected in the first half with conditions worsening beyond that time. I would suggest Duke to run the damned football. Stop throwing the football. 80% chance of rain and 95% chance Duke throws the ball too damned much and loses by 14+. RUN THE BALL OR THE BALL RUNS YOU!