PULLMAN – Washington State fans will have to get the homecoming festivities started early this year.
The Cougars announced Monday that their Oct. 9 game against Oregon State at Gesa Field will kick off at 1 p.m.
It’ll be the WSU football team’s fifth consecutive afternoon game. The Cougars meet Cal at 2:30 p.m. in Berkeley on Saturday.
Traditionally, the Cougs play the majority of their Pac-12 contests “after dark,” as they say. Six or seven of WSU’s games per year usually begin somewhere between 6 and 8 p.m.
WSU did not play a homecoming game in last year’s coronavirus-interrupted season.
The Cougars haven’t kicked off a homecoming game this early in the day since the 2015 season, when they also met Oregon State at 1 p.m.
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