Though we are officially in the Fall season the weekend weather in Raleigh won’t feel like it. Moderate temps and occasional showers for those rolling in or living in the RTP are for Friday. AM showers are expected but should be out of the area by kick off. Hope those going to tailgate have a tent. Temps are supposed to jump to the mid to upper 80’s that afternoon. Expect Carter Finley to feel a bit like a sauna for most of the afternoon. Remember, this game is on TV, so you’ll be in the stadium for a bit longer than the past two home games. If you are staying in the area through Sunday, expect a hot one. Highs will be back to the summer time 90’s. Note – Gnome weather forecasts are guaranteed, even on the road. We travel for a reason.
On the field, expect Spiller and Davis to scorch the Pack D. This should keep their ends from putting too much pressure on Harper who stays cool as a cucumber. Should their D keep our boys in check, watch for this game to be a low scoring grudge match with our revamped FG squad pulling at the W. Score guestimate using what’s under the pointy hat. Tigers 31- Pack 20 . Gut feeling Tigers 17 – Pack 13 padded with a late Tiger field goal.