The air in Pullman still isn’t great, but it’s now plenty low enough to pose no problem for kickoff:
Earlier in the week, because of wildfires that raged around the Northwest, the air quality in Pullman was so poor — over 180 on the AQI — that WSU moved its practices indoors for a series of days. It was questionable as to whether the air would clear enough to play WSU vs. Boise State as scheduled. Many wondered if the Cougs would have to enact a contingency plan that involved taking the game across the border to play in the Kibbie Dome at the University of Idaho.
However, as predicted, some weather materialized on Friday that allowed a significant percentage of the particles that were floating in the air to go ahead and move on out.