It wasn't but 24 hours ago that Qualcomm Stadium, the site of tonight's Poinsettia Bowl between Navy and San Diego State , was flooded with what appeared to be several inches of standing water. For a refresher, here's this picture:
Cue the Navy jokes, etc. etc.
Bowl officials were adamant the entire way that today's game would not be postponed, and that the drainage system would work properly. Strongly confident words, considering we're talking about a 43-year-old stadium and less than 24 hours of dry weather.
So? How's the Q looking today?
Well! That's... that's actually looking quite good. Those bowl officials who predicted nothing but green grass and blue skies for tonight's game? They were right. Now, that doesn't mean the field will be perfectly dry; there's a world of difference between "no standing water" and "dry," of course, and the football might still get slick if someone puts it on the ground. But the bottom line is that it's looking very much like Qualcomm will have a perfectly playable field tonight, and that is a major victory considering the conditions yesterday.