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Washington State-Stanford secures lunchtime kickoff for Dad’s Weekend game in Pullman

FILe - This Oct. 8, 2016, file photo shows Washington State quarterback Luke Falk, right, avoiding the pass rush from Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas during the second half of an NCAA college football game, in Stanford, Calif.  Gets rid of blockers with strength and quickness, though he might need to add some bulk and power to handle massive NFL linemen. Top-five probable, top-10 seems a lock.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez,File) (Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP)
FILe - This Oct. 8, 2016, file photo shows Washington State quarterback Luke Falk, right, avoiding the pass rush from Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas during the second half of an NCAA college football game, in Stanford, Calif. Gets rid of blockers with strength and quickness, though he might need to add some bulk and power to handle massive NFL linemen. Top-five probable, top-10 seems a lock.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez,File) (Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP)

PULLMAN – Washington State will play its earliest game of the 2017 season this Saturday against Stanford on Dad’s Weekend.

The 25th-ranked Cougars and 18th-ranked Cardinal are slated to kick off at 12:30 p.m. at Martin Stadium and will appear on FOX. The fifth and final home game of the season will also serve as Senior Day for WSU.

The Cougars haven’t played five straight games that kicked off at 5 p.m. or later and three of those started at 7:30 or 7:45. WSU played two early afternoon games during the month of September, hosting Oregon State for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff and Nevada for a 3 p.m. start.

Dates haven’t been set for the Cougar’s final two games of the season, at Utah on Nov. 11 and at Washington on Nov. 25.

The Pac-12 released kickoff times for its other four games this weekend. Oregon State at Cal will kick off at 2 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks), Colorado at Arizona State will begin at 6 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks), Oregon at Washington will start at 7 p.m. (FS1) and Arizona at USC will start at 7:45 p.m. (ESPN).

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