The weather forecast for today’s UGA-Texas A&M game didn’t change that much overnight.
There’s still nearly a 100-percent chain for rain for the kickoff at 3:30pm, dropping to between 50% and 15% in the fourth quarter, per weather.com.
UGA coach Kirby Smart explained his approach to playing in the dismal weather to ESPN’s Paul Finebaum on Friday, per 247sports:
“It’s coming. It’s not something that you control,” Smart said. “So you take things out of your control, you plan, you to try to prepare your team for that.
“We’ve had that news for really three or four days now. We’ve worked on several things to try to help with that and a lot of times that equalizes games. It makes things, you know, probably a little lower scoring. Makes it sometimes a one possession game, so you gotta be smart. You gotta be careful in kicking situations; you gotta be able to handle that. And those are all critical times.
The UGA coach said last month’s Kentucky game prepared the Bulldogs for this moment. In that game, UGA went into halftime with a 0-0 tie, and heard boos from some fans for lackluster offensive calls — which were extremely conservative due to the weather conditions. Quarterback Jake Fromm finished with a career-low 35 total passing yards; however, most importantly, the Bulldogs rallied to win 21-0.
“The good news is we did get to go through that with Kentucky (earlier this season), and it was probably a tougher environment in that it was much colder.”