Saturday, November 8, 2008

Cold kick-off could cure Commodore crisis

Temperatures should be in the mid-40s when Vanderbilt and Florida kick-off tonight before a national television audience at Vanderbilt Stadium.Photo by Diezba, Star & Stripe.
Home-field advantage may mean more than just rowdy fans in the stands tonight at Vanderbilt Stadium, as cold temperatures could give the Commodores the boost they need to halt their three-game skid and secure a bowl berth for the first time since 1982.

According to AccuWeather (apparently the official weather provider of Vanderbilt University -- who knew?), the temperature at kick-off should be somewhere between 52 and 47 degrees. That's good news for the Vanderbilt Commodores, who have been preparing in much cooler temperatures than the Florida Gators have enjoyed in sunny central Florida.

In Nashville, this week, the mercury has been dropping each day, and it took a nose-dive after a cold front moved through yesterday. Meanwhile, in Gainesville, the highs have been in the mid-70s all week.

The Black and Gold will need every advantage they can get as they face off against the no. 4 Florida Gators at Dudley Field before a national television audience on ESPN2.

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