EVANSTON, Ill. -- The wind is blowing to the northeast, and the heavy rain is supposed to hit soon here at Ryan Field.
A couple of pregame notes:
Northwestern junior superback Drake Dunsmore went through warm-ups after tweaking his ankle in practice this week.
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was on the field pregame, and he might try to coach from the field today, despite the weather.
Legendary coach Ara Parseghian is back at Northwestern today as the team's honorary captain. Parseghian spent eight seasons as Northwestern's coach, compiling a 36-35-1 record, before moving on to Notre Dame. The 87-year-old addressed Northwestern players Friday during the walk-through.
I'll have plenty more from Evanston, and I'll be monitoring the other three early Big Ten games as well.