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HCA: WSU Vs. USC kickoff moved again

The Cougs and Trojans will kick off at 4:30 pm now

Oregon v Washington State Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images

For the second time in as many days, Washington State and USC will have a new kickoff time. The Pac-12 announced Sunday that the game between the Cougs and the Trojans would be moved from Friday night to Sunday evening at 6:00 pm and a day later announced the new kickoff would be Sunday at 4:30 pm. The game will still be televised on FS1.

While there are no announced reasons for the second move, the original move from Friday to Sunday was to help USC get a few of their players back from COVID-19 quarantine. The Cougars agreed to move the game back a few days and will play in their first game in three weeks as their previous two games had been cancelled due to COVID issues on their team.

In Monday’s press conference, Nick Rolovich said he feels very confident that the game will go on as scheduled this weekend. He said that conversations between him and USC head coach Clay Helton about the game actually happening this weekend have been confident.

Later in the press conference, Rolovich talked about running back Max Borghi, who has been out all season with an injury. He said that the Junior running back is “getting closer” to returning to the field.

Speaking of returning to the field, Jayden de Laura is expected to return this weekend after testing positive for COVID-19 just over two weeks ago. The true-freshman quarterback impressed everyone during his first two games and fans are hoping that he is able to keep it up throughout the rest of the season.

Pac-12 leader in receiving yards per game, Renard Bell also had a chance to get on the podium Monday. After talking about how he looks forward to playing in California, the Los Angeles native said that he plans on returning for another year in a Cougar uniform. This is great news for Cougar fans as he has shown steady improvement over his time on the Palouse and looks to make good use of the extra year that he will be able to utilize.



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