Re: Weather deteriorating
It is a mis-perception that rain favors a running team. Well, actually it depends on what is meant by "raining" and bad weather.
If there is a lot of wind or if it is pouring down the the point that the QB can't hold on to the ball, then yes that favors a running team. However, with the way stadiums are built, it has to be pretty windy for that to have much of an impact.
But if it is just raining and isn't a monsoon type of rain, then it actually favors a passing team.
defensive backs have an extremely difficult time in wet conditions because they are having to respond to what the wide receivers do. The WR knows when he is going to cut and that gives him better foot stability than the defender who has no idea when he is going to have to make a sudden change of direction.
But to be honest, I still think that would favor us. Our wide receivers are all speed type receivers that run to a spot. Put it this way, imagine covering Nick Jones, Bruce, or Damiere on a wet field. It would be very difficult.
It is actually more difficult to cover our brand of receiver on a wet field than it would be to cover a bigger receiver that runs more fade routes and catches a lot of jump balls.
I don't know much about UCF's receivers and what style the play.