With how hot and dry it has been all summer, it is really no surprise that we saw high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s this Labor Day weekend. But I wanted to find out what some of the hottest home game temperatures were in the past 20 years. Here is a list of what I found out.
Top 10 Hottest Home Game Temperatures in the Past 20 Years at Memorial Stadium
September 2, 2000 San Jose State Won 49-13 106 Degrees
September 1, 2012 So. Mississippi Won 49-20 95 Degrees
September 7, 2002 Utah State Won 44-13 94 Degrees*
September 10, 2005 Wake Forest Won 31-3 92 Degrees*
September 26, 1998 Washington Won 55-7 92 Degrees
August 30, 2008 Western Michigan Won 47-27 91 Degrees*
September 3, 2005 Maine Won 25-7 91 Degrees*
September 4, 2004 Western Illinois Won 56-17 91 Degrees*
August 29, 1998 Louisiana Tech Won 56-17 91 Degrees
August 30, 1997 Akron Won 59-14 90 Degrees
*Indicates games that were played at night
So, Saturday’s game turned out to be the second hottest home game in the past 20 years. Also, it was the hottest home game in Coach Bo Pelini’s career with the Huskers. From a first glance you might say that they play well in oven-like temperatures. But keep in mind that these games were also very early in the season.
Meteorologist Tony DeGrand