USC Football is entering the end of the season, and the weather of course is going to be a little cooler as a result. Of course, Los Angeles weather in November is still very nice, but fans at the games will certainly begin to notice differences. Heck, remember Week 1 against Rice, when the Trojans were playing in a heat wave? Yeah, it's going to be a lot different this weekend.
SC plays on Saturday, and kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PST. The high for Saturday is going to be 72 degrees Fahrenheit, but that's going to be during the day. According to The Weather Channel, where all of the weather information in this articles comes from, the nighttime is when the temperature is going to dip to the low of 53 degrees Fahrenheit.
It's worth pointing out, however, that while it may be a potentially brisk night--it will likely not rain. There's only a three percent chance of precipitation for Saturday night, and that's of course important to note because it shows that SC will not be handcuffed to running the ball.
Lincoln Riley in recent weeks hasn't run the ball as much as he could have, and has resorted to a more pass-heavy offense, while still running the ball a significant amount. Riley clearly would not want any elements preventing him from passing as much as he likes, so his offense won't be hindered at all by the weather in Week 10.
USC Football's opponent will be used to the cooler weather.
It's definitely a cooler climate up in Berkeley than in Los Angeles, where USC Football obviously plays. The Cal players are likely not even going to think about the weather. In fact, Cal hasn't played anywhere that is NOT on the cooler side of the weather spectrum yet. USC, on the other hand, has played in several hot games this year, and just came back from playing in Arizona.
It shouldn't play a role in the contest, but it's just something the Trojans should mentally and physically prepare for. With the Trojans being 71-31-5 in their history against Cal, it's unlikely USC would lose regardless of the weather, though. Not in a year like this where SC is the No. 9 team in America and Cal is 3-5.