As of right now, Tuesday morning shortly after 10 AM, there is a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms on Sunday afternoon. Obviously that can change from now until kickoff, but many meteorologists are predicting that the Louisville area could get some serious aftermath from Tropical Storm Isaac. If I’m a Kentucky fan, I’m praying for rain.
Even if the game is played in the rain, Louisville could still have the advantage on offense because of their proven ground game. However, in regards to the kicking game, I’m not thrilled about the thought of Louisville’s inexperienced kickers having to kick in the rain. If there is one advantage Kentucky has over Louisville, it’s the kicking game. Charlie Strong was pretty blunt about his concern with Louisville’s inexperienced kickers, saying they have been struggling in practice.
With just a 30% chance at this point, there is no reason to panic just yet. Not saying Louisville fans should panic about the game, but a rainy day would certainly change a lot. There are ways to make tailgating in the run a good time, but I think we’d all prefer a sunny day.