WSU Football: Arizona Game Set for Morning Kickoff


Oct 19, 2013; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats quarterback B.J. Denker (7) gets a two point conversion during the fourth quarter against the Utah Utes at Arizona Stadium. Arizona beat Utah 35-44. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington State Cougars and Arizona Wildcats will kick off their contest in two Saturdays (Nov. 16) in the am, at 11:00 am pst, 12:00 pm Tuscon time.

Many Cougar faithful have scrutinized the schedule so far this year, mostly focused on the late night starts that have so often been picked up by ESPN or FoxSports 1. While it is not a home game, it is an early start which should appease the angry folk, at least for a week.

Oct 31, 2013; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars coach Mike Leach reacts during the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The game is going to be picked up on Pac-12 Networks, so if you don’t get it with your provider, tough bones. On the other hand, ESPN has been an absolute nightmare for the Cougars recently so hopefully a change of scenery will help the Cougs to break free of the national attention and focus on the opponent.

Both teams are looking to snatch themselves a bowl game at the end of this season, but WSU needs the game just a little bit more right now.