That is how many inches of rain were dumped during a 24 hour time span into the game. We have the “tropical storm game” from 1999 vs Nicholas State when Irene passed through which I witnessed. Then there was the game in 2005 vs Tulane that was moved to Friday because of Hurricane Wilma. However I’ll always remember this game as the wettest game I’ve ever sat through in person. O’Leary said it was the most rain during a game that he has ever been involved with. The rain started on Friday and never stopped for a single moment on Saturday, which meant it was a wet tailgate too.
Unfortunately I forgot my camera which is actually waterproof so I had to rely on just taking a few iPhone pics this time. As you can see there are some benefits to a rain soaked tailgate though! The picture above from the Orlando Sentinel tells it all from how it was during the game. Soaking wet.
Knights got a much needed win, beating Marshall 16-6, to start the Conference USA schedule in a game that wasn’t pretty but we did what we had to do. Huge props to the defense that pitched a shutout (Marshall scored off fumble return) and continues to dominate. Now it’s on to possibly the toughest test of the year @ SMU!