Rain, not heat could be a factor

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Heat will not be a factor tonight, but weather might be.

It's "only" 96 degrees at 6:30 p.m. local time, but without the sun -- it's overcast -- it's pretty mild.

"Overcast" though might not do the sky justice. There was rain throughout the day and some flashes of lightning. When it decides to storm in Arizona, it doesn't mess around. So that could be a factor.

At this point, the sky doesn't look too threatening, but that could change quickly.

The student section has almost filled up completely, and all of them seemed to get the all-black memo. It appears the Missouri contingent will be in yellow. It will be interesting to see if the older ASU fans also wear black. There had been some frumpiness about the "black-out," from some fans, which inspired the sports information office to make a video explaining that wearing black after dark is no hotter than wearing white.