Weather in football comes in fascinating ways, and in this case, it is a ton of wind coming through the greater Texas area.
There are several high profile matchups in college football Week 8 and while we are busy handicapping the games between the two teams, there are other elements at work as well, namely the high winds across Texas and Oklahoma.
Games such as Kansas State vs. TCU and Texas vs. Oklahoma State have high winds involved as well as high total games such as Cincinnati vs. SMU and West Virginia vs. Texas Tech.
Here is the latest weather updates for games with crashing totals:
Kansas vs. Baylor Weather
- FORECAST: There will be projected 20.8 miles per hour of wind in Waco, Texas at McLane Stadium, which sent the opening total down from 63 to 58.5. It's worth noting that Blake Shapen's injury could also be keeping the total down.
SMU vs. Cincinnati Weather
FORECAST: Winds are projected to be at nearly 18 miles per hour during this noon kickoff, causing the total to drop from the opener of 62 down as low as 58.5. On Friday afternoon there was some buyback towards the key number of 61 as it currently sits at 60.
Texas Tech vs. West Virginia Weather
- FORECAST: It is supposed to be cloudy with winds north of 19 miles per hour which sent the total crashing down from the opener of 68.5 to 65.5.
Texas vs. Oklahoma State Weather
- FORECAST: It's supposed to be a clear day at Boone Pickens Stadium, but winds should be at nearly 20 miles per hour which could alter passing games for both teams. It's worth noting that this total dipped down from 64.5 to 60.5 in part due to the weather, but also because Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders may be banged up on Saturday.
Kansas State vs. TCU Weather
FORECAST: It should be a cloudy night with winds of more than 13 miles per hour at Amon G. Carter Stadium which helped the total get bet down from 58 to 54.5 heading into this massive Big 12 matchup.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.