In this era of spread offenses and flying footballs, coaches usually hope that inclement weather stays away. But Alabama and LSU were both built for rainy nights like the one that’s coming this Saturday.
The current Weather.com 10-day forecast says there’s a 90 percent chance of rain on gameday, with temperatures dipping to 49 degrees after the sun goes down.
That’s good news for fans at home, who will probably see even more of Heisman hopefuls Leonard Fournette and Derrick Henry if Mother Nature decides to join in the fray.
LSU’s star running back has 1,352 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground this season.
Alabama’s back has 1,044 yards and 14 score.
The Crimson Tide have proved they can excel in the rain — they ran for 189 yards and threw for 190 in a 38-10 blowout at Georgia on Oct. 3 that featured multiple downpours and muddy conditions.
Fournette and the Tigers have also played in heavy rain, albeit against a lesser opponent. They piled up 497 total yards to crush Western Kentucky, 48-20, two weeks ago.