Will heat be a factor?
Mark Richt
Mark Richt
Posted Sep 1, 2005

ATHENS — Russ Tanner will get his wish. Mark Richt will not.

Or at least, that’s the way it looked Thursday, when the Weather Channel was predicting No. 13 Georgia’s game against Boise State will be played under partly cloudy skies with temperatures topping out at 91 degrees and a humidity of 56 percent.

That’s good news for Tanner.

“All offensive linemen wish for overcast and breezy,” he said.

And for the Broncos. Boise State has hot summers and its blue turf can get as hot as 120 degrees during some of the team’s summer practices, Coach Dan Hawkins said, but the humidity is another matter.

“Humidity would be a thing that would hurt a team from this area,” said San Jose State coach Dick Tomey.

Fifty-six percent humidity won’t hurt anybody too much, though.

“I was hoping we’d play about 2 p.m.,but hopefully 5:30 will be enough,” Richt said. “Hopefully, it’ll be hot enough for everybody.”

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