The Washington State Cougars play a football game against No. 8 Stanford for control of the Pac-12 North in a matter of minutes. It's Halloween. Tomorrow is November. All of those things are indisputable facts and therefore enjoyable to type.
But seriously, how damn great is this? Tonight, Washington State football can put themselves on the map, finally turning that elusive corner while gaining bowl eligibility with four games remaining.
They've strung together three consecutive wins in Pac-12 play, though it hasn't been easy, and tonight will be the toughest test of them all, but they've won these games, thanks to the kid under center who has yet to meet a moment too big, an offense clicking unlike we've seen and a defense growing as a unit by the week.
(There's also the #specialforces, but we're going to focus on the positives here.)
Now, they return to the comfy confines of Martin Stadium in front of what should be a raucous, Fireball-fueled crowd of Cougs dressed up in all sorts of inappropriate costumes, cheering like hell for a football team playing their biggest home game in over a decade.
Stanford will be the best team WSU plays this season, and they boast a Heisman candidate at the only position the Cougars have been unable to stop, but screw it.
Let's get weird. Go Cougs.
Game time: 7:30 p.m. PT
Radio: WSU IMG Sports Network on TuneIn (710 AM in Seattle, 920 AM in Spokane, 610 AM in Tri-Cities)