The Georgia Southern Eagles' first bowl game could be a night to remember as rain has fallen on Mobile, Alabama for the last two days straight.
How much rain? One of my Facebook friends said he woke up to water leaking from the ceiling of his hotel room onto the bed.
With GS set to take on the Bowling Green Falcons, the forecast calls for a high possibility of storms continuing through the GoDaddy Bowl.
The bowl parade was already canceled owing to the inclement weather, and the FieldTurf at Ladd-Peebles Stadium doesn't have the best reputation.
It's looking like the rain scene from Forrest Gump in Mobile. It's never gonna stop raining pic.twitter.com/6vBhc5GLFu
— Taylor Mooney (@Mooneypie13) December 23, 2015
Severe T-Storm & Tornado Warning just outside Mobile. Heavy rain & lightning southwest headed our way. - Carmen pic.twitter.com/oSXiKLPr9y
— WRBL News 3 (@wrblnews3) December 23, 2015
I was driving and I seen all this flooding in Mobile Alabama. Everyone drive careful!! pic.twitter.com/n5CH99e7vt
— Hanna Nicole (@Hannanicole1998) December 23, 2015
There was even a tornado warning earlier this morning.
All clear now, but the team/hotel guests were moved to the bottom floor of the hotel during the warning. Back to bed pic.twitter.com/DpbnSmrryl
— #GATABowl (@GSAthletics_FB) December 23, 2015
This game pits the nation's top passing attack in BGSU against its top ground game in GS. Who does the rain benefit? It has to be the ground game. Wet footballs are not easy to throw or catch, and we'll just assume Bowling Green doesn't have an Tom Brady-esque tricks up its sleeve.
However, option pitches remain a big part of Georgia Southern's attack, and those will be made treacherous in bad weather conditions. The weather is likely to knock down scoring in general, so if you're the gambling type the over/under of 64 looks enticing.
The weather hasn't slowed Eagle Nation from turning out as reports say thousands have made the trip and flooded (no pun intended) the streets of Mobile. We'll see how everything goes down tonight.