The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Bowling Green Falcons will kick off under mostly cloudy skies and amid temperatures in the mid-60s, according to the latest Accuweather forecast.
The game will kick off around 3:30 p.m. Eastern, at which time a gentle breeze should be blowing and the temperature hovering around 64 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature will stay in that range throughout the game, with the post-game expecting to be closer to 61. Sunset is at 7:20 p.m.
The fall temperatures (high of 65, low of 54) are pretty typical for an Oct. 5 at Notre Dame. The on-campus temperature was between 49 and 65 last year on this date.
The record high of 89 for this date was set in 1905, two days before the Irish’s 28-0 victory over the Michigan Agricultural Aggies (now Michigan State). Notre Dame was out of town playing Ohio Medical when the record low of 29 was set in 1901. (That was a 6-0 win in Columbus.)
The Irish last played an Oct. 5 home game in 2002, when they defeated the Stanford Cardinal, 31-7. The weather at kickoff was partly cloudy, 60 degrees and variable winds at 6 mph.