Clemson Prevails Through Bad Weather Against Boston College

Jacqueline KirbyContributor IIISeptember 22, 2009

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 10:  Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers looks on against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium on September 10, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)


            Saturday afternoon was Clemson’s second ACC match-up of the season against Boston College.  Fresh off a loss to Georgia Tech, the Tigers were ready to win.  Clemson did win the game Saturday 25-7 mostly thanks to the special teams, but that isn’t the real story here.


            Saturday’s forecast called for rain, rain, and more rain.  When most people got up around 6:30 that morning to tailgate for the noon game it was still dark out.  As the morning progressed it looked like the sun was trying to make an appearance and we were all hopeful.  We made it through half time dry but then came the storms.  It started just drizzling and quickly turned into a heavy rain but everyone stayed to watch the game.  Everyone except the players that is.  Everyone looked down on the field to see both teams plus the cheerleaders and rally cats running to the locker room.      

            Lightning had struck the ground within five miles of the Memorial Stadium and we had our first 30-minute rain delay with 5 minutes left in the 3rd quarter.  Everyone in the stands was asked to leave the stadium or seek shelter.  Most people headed back to their tailgate to bring back the buzz the rain had washed away.  Around 3 pm the rain had stopped and it looked like the sun was coming out again so everyone headed back in.  Unfortunately the rain came back twice as powerful and there was more lightning strikes in the area. 


            Once again we were asked to leave or seek shelter.  By this time the game was into the 4th quarter and the Tigers were up 19-0 so most fans just called it a day.  The ones who stayed got to find new seats and some were even invited into the luxury boxes to enjoy the food and dry area.  This is second home game Clemson has played in the rain but it seems as though the more rain in Death Valley the better the Tigers prevail.